Hello there. We apologize for being late again, but Hattingdon was washing her hair. Hahaha.

Here she is at last, wearing a very early design, one of the earliest — her Bubbles hat.

Bubbles Hattingdon.

Bubbles was created sometime in 2008. Vivian no longer has the original design art, and was delighted to find it was uploaded to the media section of the blog some time ago.

“It was a very long time before I began to learn the best way to store and protect my work. Besides, it was just for fun, to make people laugh. It never occurred to me once in the early days I would end up making literally 100s of them, and still at it, all these many years later ,” she says.

Hattingdon is always pretty in pink.

Postcript: By the way, National Bubble Week is the second week of March according to Holiday Insights »

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Updated 7 March 2023

In the pink


“Pink is the color of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace, and approachability. Pink is the official color for little girls and represents sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink is the sweet side of the color red.

According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and romance. Pink is also thought of as meaning purity, integrity, nobility and kindness.” Source: Bourne Creative.

Here is a treasure trove of Hattingdon hats “in the pink”. Let’s go!

Loretta Hattingdon "in the pink.
Savannah Hattingdon Classic Hat.
Grace Hattingdon fashion hat in pink.
Skylar Pink.
April Hattindon classic hat in pink with white florette pattern.

Ha ha! You thought we overlooked “The Queen” — didn’t you? NE-vah! Everyone adores Harper. Everyone! In case you are new to us, she is the second Hattingdon design Vivian created, the 1st ever being Curtis of course. Here she is.


More about pink

The word pink is derived from the Danish term pinck oogen, which translates as half-closed eyes or small eyes, a clear reference to the appearance of the dianthus flower. Unbelievably, the word pink —referring to a color — was not used until the end of the 1700s, and not in general use until the 1800s.

The Urban Dictionary says: “In good health. In the 1500s pink meant “the embodiment of perfection,” but the current idiom (in good health) dates only from about 1900”.

The Grammarist says: “In the pink is an English idiom that means to be at the peak of health, to be in perfect condition. The expression in the pink to mean to be at the peak of health goes back to the 1500s when the word pink did not refer to a color.”

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See also Meaning of Pink: Color Psychology

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Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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Updated 2pm 4th June 2022