On this day, June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the United States national flag. It had 13 stars and 13 stripes symbolizing the 13 original colonies. Hattingdon wears a top hat inspired by the combination of red and white stripes, and a hatband of white stars against dark blue, of the US Flag.
For a while, the US added stripes and stars to the flag when welcoming new states.
When Kentucky and Vermont joined the union, the flag took on two more stars from the original, so that from 1795 to 1818, 15 stripes and 15 stars graced the flag.
Anticipating a crowded field of stripes, lawmakers decided to honor each new state with a star, and leave the stripes at the original 13, after 1818.
The current flag, with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio. President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries.
Hey there. January 2019 is almost done. How has it been for you so far?
Come to find out Hattingdon is on a cruise. A very long cruise. She packed up her hats and went sailing.
We’ve been busy in her absence though.
A dear friend of Hattingdon’s who loves the Cara lampshade hat wanted it in black. So Vivian made it up for her. Of course, the hat being solid black was fetching, but not particularly festive. So she embellished it with some golden stars. Darling! Take a look.
So, what do you think? We hope it has brightened your day and given you a Hatful of Smiles™!