Flashback Bubbles

Hello.

We received emails recently asking why we have not been posting some of the earliest Hattingdon cartoons on Fridays like we used to.

We used to post them on what we called “Flashback Friday”. But there was very little traffic. We were hardly reaching anyone. Let’s see what happens today.

Do we ever have a flashback for you. This is one of the earliest Hattingdons Vivian created. She got the inspiration literally while taking a bath. The bubble bath she used at the time came in a big pink plastic bottle. And from that she created “Bubbles”.

Bubbles Hattingdon. c.2008.

Isn’t she sweet?

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Lights on with Cara

Greetings and welcome. We are “lights on” with this collection of gorgeous Cara lampshade hats. The silhouette of this hat is oh so stylish, and Hattingdon looks oh so darling.

The Cara hat comes in five luscious hues. Let’s take a look.

Cara in Sunny Yellow

Cara in Sky Blue

Cara in Minty Green

Cara in Lipstick Pink

Cara in Classic Grey

We love them all, but are especially in love with the minty green. What do you think? Which is your favorite?

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“A Hatful of Smiles”


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Sweet, sunny Solana

Back in 2015, a charming ladies’ gardening club based in Atlanta asked Vivian to create a Hattingdon just for them. She did, and named the design Solana. We had tee shirts made for them, tote bags, greeting cards and mugs. Here she is.

Solana Hattingdon.

Solana is a girl’s name of Spanish origin meaning “sunshine”.

Being such a sunny hat, it puts us in mind of that George and Ira Gershwin, Heyward Du Bose song — “Summertime”.

Summertime
And the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy’s rich
And your ma’ is good lookin’
So hush
Little baby
Don’t you cry

Summertime lyrics © Nokawi Music. Sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.


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“A Hatful of Smiles”

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Top 10 classic hats of all time

After about a year or two of making hats for Hattingdon, Mrs Farrell created a basic hat silhouette and began designing for it. It came to be called the “classic hat.” They were immediately popular, building up a large and dedicated fanbase that is still going strong today, more than a dozen years later.

As voted by the Hattingdon Classic Hat Club, in reverse order, here are their top ten favourite classic hats of all time.

10. Savannah

Savannah Hattingdon Classic Hat
Savannah.

9. Greta

Greta Hattingdon Classic Hat
Greta.

8. Genevieve

Genevieve.

7. Cherie

Cherie.

6. Lauren

Lauren Classic Hat
Lauren.

6. April

April Hattingdon Classic Hat
April.

4. Aspen

Aspen.

3. Candie

Candie.

2. Zara

Zara.

Drum roll please! And the winner is . . . .

1. Eden

Eden.

The Hattingdon Classic Hat Club also voted (without our asking them — this is a rowdy crowd!) on their favourite Classic Hat for Christmas.

They have done a good job.

Peppermint

Peppermint Hattingdon Classic Hat.
Peppermint.

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Zea Cinematic

Hattingdon is off to the cinema to take in a movie. And she has the “picture perfect” hat to wear. It is a novelty hat based on popcorn, the kind you get at the movies in a red and white striped box.

Zea Popcorn Hat.

This is a recreated version of the first one made by Hattingdon’s hatmaker, Mrs Farrell. She chose the name Zea which is part of the classification name for the type of maize that popcorn is made from.

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Updated 10.22.21 10.22am.

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Veda

by Hattingdon

Don’t you just love it when you come across something delightful you forgot you had? Well, that is what happened with my Veda hat. Mrs Farrell must have created this very early on. I love a dramatic silhouette when it comes to hats, don’t you?

Veda Hattingdon
Veda. Updated June 2022.

This hat is a gorgeous green, kind of Fall-ish. Yet I still want to wear summery colours — because it is still so warm. In the high 70’s most days. And the leaves have not even begun to change, which I miss very, very much. Maybe we will have a late but long Fall and a short winter.

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Love, Hattingdon.

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