Into the green

Very Well Mind tells us the following about the color green:

“Typically, green symbolizes life, fertility, renewal, and resurrection. Green is a mix of yellow (which symbolizes glory and energy) and blue (which relates to God and the heavens).”

Let’s take a look at some gloriously heavenly hats in green.

Serene in Green

Cara lampshade hat in mint green.
Cara Lampshade Hat.
The Leah classic hat in green adorned with a love white butterfly.
Leah Classic Hat.
CeeCee Mod Hat.
Ivy Classic Hat.
Ilona Fashion Hat.
Splash Classic Hat.

The hat coming up is a vintage beauty from 2016, and very possibly the pièce de résistance of Hattingdon’s entire collection of green hats. Vivian named the hat Susannah. Isn’t she sweeeeeet?

Susanna Picture Hat.

We hope you love this collection.

Hattingdon & Co in Hattingdon's signature brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”


Updated 09.22.22 at 12.20 am.

Hello there. Vivian has whipped up a brand new classic hat. In black & white. It features a splash and drip paint pattern inspired by the work of renown artist Jackson Pollock. She named the design Splash.

Splash Hattingdon.

What do you think? We love it and Vivian does too. She is a huge Pollock fan. Let’s learn more about this fascinating artist.

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety.

Jackson Pollock’s greatness lies in developing one of the most radical abstract styles in the history of modern art, detaching line from color, redefining the categories of drawing and painting, and finding new means to describe pictorial space.

Even more than a century since his birth, American “splatter artist” Jackson Pollock still provokes heated debate about the very definition of art. Was a man who placed a canvas on the floor and dripped paint straight from the can actually creating a work of art? Watch »

Here are a few examples by this exciting, groundbreaking artist.

by Jackson Pollack

by Jackson Pollock

He worked in black and white as well.

by Jackson Pollock

Have some fun. Create something of your own. Go to Interactive Paint-Drop Animation at»

Happy Classic Hat Monday.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J Grant. All Right Reserved.

Happy Nat’l Umbrella Day

We didn’t think Hattingdon would have a hat for National Umbrella Day . . . . then we came across this. What a hoot! The design has been updated and renamed Reva. The name Reva is a girl’s name of Hindi origin meaning “rain”. 

Reva Hattingdon.

The Umbrella

The umbrella’s origins can be traced back more than 3,000 years to China, Egypt, and other ancient civilizations. It was first developed as protection from the sun and was a symbol of status, held by servants over royalty and others of high rank. Feathers, leaves, paper, and silk were all used as coverings, some of which were oiled or varnished to make them waterproof. The ribs were originally made from cane, and later, whalebone, but in the 1800s, steel began to be used for the ribs and oilcloth for the covering, which made the umbrella much stronger. Farmers Alamanac » See also »

Umbrella Trivia

Umbrella Shop
One of the earliest umbrella shops opens at New Oxford Street in London, England.
Pocket Friendly
Hans Haupt’s portable umbrellas hit the market.
Film Star
The umbrella features as a vital prop in the movie “Mary Poppins”.
Rihanna’s Catchy Song
Rihanna releases ‘Umbrella,’ one of her most well-known songs ever.
Source: UmbrellaHistory.Net


Hattingdon letter H logo in Hattingdon brown.

© Vivian J. Grant

Updated 2.12.22