Nat’l Watermelon Day

There’s nothing like beating the heat with summertime’s most refreshing fruit — watermelon. On August 3, we celebrate this ancient berry in a feast of juicy deliciousness—otherwise known as National Watermelon Day. Hattingdon has the perfect hat . . . . naturally. Here it is.

Melonie Hattingdon.

People have been digging into this tasty, juicy fruit for millennia and it all started in Ancient Egypt. It’s said that watermelon cultivation began in the Nile Valley as early as the second millennium B.C. Watermelon seeds were even found in King Tut’s tomb!

According to “The Dictionary of American Food and Drink” by John Mariani, the word ‘watermelon’ first appeared in the English dictionary in 1615.

Love ya. See you again here soon.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

©Vivian Grant Farrell. All Rights Reserved.



Hattingdon creator and designer Vivian Grant Farrell came across the hats below on an old flash drive. This flirty saucer (which she named “Tracey”) comes in two looks, in an array of bright, bold colours. We chose the full version with the cascading leaf embellishment to show you here. What do you think?

Fuchsia Pink

Tracey Hattingdon in Hot Pink.
Tracey Hattingdon in Fuchsia Pink.

Neon Lime

Tracey Hattingdon in Neon Lime.
Tracey Hattingdon in Neon Lime.

Purple Orchid

Tracey Hattingdon in Purple Orchid.
Tracey Hattingdon in Purple Orchid.

Saffron Yellow

Tracey Hattingdon in saffron yellow and black saucer hat.
Tracey Hattingdon in Saffron Yellow.

Bright Turquoise

Tracey Hattingdon in bright turquoise and black saucer hat.
Tracey Hattingdon in Bright Turquoise.

Sunset Orange

Tracey Hattingdon in sunset orange and black saucer hat.
Tracey Hattingdon in Sunset Orange.

StyleCaster states this season’s colors:

“According to fashion’s top designers, we’re in for a very lemon-lime 2022. Just look at the color palette! Lime green, saturated yellow, classic Kelly green and sunset orange are all trending hues incorporated on the Spring/Summer 2022 runways, each with its own special tang.”

We got it!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant.

Updated June 20, 2022, 6:12 pm.


We pay tribute to Thomas Alva Edison, born on this day, the 11th of February.

Created in 2018 and named after the great inventor himself, here’s Hattingdon’s “Edison” bowler hat and light show.

Edison Hattingdon Gold
Edison Hattingdon Gold.

There’s more ….! The “Edison” bowler hat also comes in multi-colored light bulbs.

Edison Hattingdon Multi
Edison Hattingdon Multi.

This is one of Mrs Farrell’s favorite Hattingdons ever. It definitely has her unique imagination and sense of humor stamped all over it.


Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman.

Keys and lightbulbs linked to Thomas Edison go up for auction -
Inventor and businessman Thomas Edison

He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world.

Edison was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory.

Happy birthday Mr. Edison!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant

Updated 2.11.22

Happy first day of Fall 2021

by Hattingdon Staff

Autumn 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere begins on Wednesday, September 22, and ends on
Tuesday, December 21 (dates are in US Eastern Time).

To get us in the mood — in Hattingdon style of course — how about a Fall hat? It is from 2018.

The Asher Hat

Asher Hattingdon autumn top hat.
Asher Hattingdon.

Hattingdon really rocks a top hat, don’t you think? The colours are gorgeous and look great on her.

See you again soon.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant.

Black and white

by Hattingdon Staff

The following are ten Hattingdon® fashion hats with the chic individuality of the simple palette of black and white. It is a wide range of fun designs and shows what an eclectic designer Mrs Farrell is. She so loves doing them.

Roxie is her particular favourite, followed by Filamena from Hattingdon’s lampshade hat series. Remember them? She also adores Ellery. The Cadence and Delores designs are the top sellers in this group.

Who are your favourites?


Roxie Hattingdon.


Zara Hattingdon.




Ellery Hattingdon.


Anita cross-band turban in black. Hattingdon Horses.






Delores Hattingdon.



Bonnie Ooh La La

Bonnie Ooh La La

Come back and see us again soon!

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant.

4th July 2020

Hattingdon has a new hat silhouette called “Elise”. Mrs Farrell decorated it in the stars and stripes of the American flag for Independence Day.

Elise hat in red, white and blue.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant.