Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter Q

Greetings. We are almost in the homestretch. Only five more posts left in the series after this one. Even though it has been a lot of fun . . . . HOORAY!

As we mentioned, Vivian had only one hat design whose name began with the letter Q — out of all the 100s of designs she has created over the past 13, 14 or more years. Can you guess who it is? You “long timers” might know. (Hint: It is a fashion hat with a nautical theme).

Classic Hat

Since the one “Q” hat we had is a fashion hat, Vivian had to get busy creating a brand new classic hat. Wow, did she do a lovely job. She named the hat Quill. How fab is this hat?

Quill Hattingdon.

Vivian found the name Quill on one of those online baby name sites. You know the ones expectant mothers use to help find a cool and meaningful name for their baby? She certainly would never have thought of Quill as a possible name on her own.

Fashion Hat

Ahoy! Here is our solitary hat with a name that starts with the letter Q — a sweetheart hat (as Vivian calls this silhouette). As you can see, it is nautically inspired. Vivian named the hat Quinn.

Quinn Hattingdon.

Description: Quinn Hattingdon wears a nautically inspired sweetheart hat in a bold, dark navy blue. The hat’s wide, large, upturned brim is trimmed in red and white, and held in place by a large white anchor.

Five to Go

We have five days remaining, and ten hats. It will go like this:

Monday 23: Letter R
Tuesday 24: Letter S
Wednesday 25: Letter T
Thursday 26: Letters U, V, W
Friday 27: Letters X, Y, Z

Thank you everyone for following along with us. And thank you to everyone who has been helping Vivian with this project. You are all stars and have done a fabulous job.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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The mighty Quinn

Here’s Hattingdon wearing a sweetheart hat, with its magnificent, wide upswept brim in red, white and blue — adorned with an anchor. Vivian named the hat Quinn — after a song that came to mind while she was creating it. More on that in a minute, but first . . . . the hat!

Quinn Hattingdon.

Adorable! Now, the song — the Mighty Quinn.

Remember this anyone? By the inimitable Bob Dylan, performed below by Manfred Mann, considered the quintessential interpreters of the song. Here are a few of the lyrics:

Come on without
Come on within
You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come on without
Come on within
You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

Everybody’s building
Ships and boats
Some are building monuments
Others dummy pound notes
Everybody’s in despair
Every girl and boy
But when Quinn the eskimo gets here
Everybody’s gonna jump for joy

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning more than 60 years.


Full lyrics here »

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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