First there was Curtis. Then there was Harper. And just before the arrival of the classic hat silhouette, there was Etienne.

Vivian decided to freshen up the Etienne hat . . . . just a little. It looks terrific, doesn’t it? There is something about the combination of red, white and blue.


Well. What do you think? Oh, the name Etienne is, “A French variant of the Greek name Stephen meaning ‘garland, crown’.”

We love you and wish you a “hatful of smiles”. Stop by again soon. — Hattingdon.

Hattingdon & Co artwork.

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”

Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter R

Here we are again all friends together. Is it your first time being here with us? Whether you have been with us for a long time, or just discovering us, we hope you will stay with us a bit and enjoy Hattingdon, and that she gives you a “hatful of smiles”.

We arrive today at the letter “R”, on a frosty morn here in Louisville, Kentucky.

Classic Hat

Vivian has always loved the classic hat silhouette and has had a lot of fun designing for it over the years. Today the classic hat she selected features a row of “targets” across the front in rotating colors of red, white and black.

Robin Hattingdon.

We are not quite sure how she did that. It is a striking look though, isn’t it? We love it.

Fashion Hat

Now on to our fashion hat of the day. Design name Regina.

Vivian adores this hat. It has to be one of her all-time faves. Hmmm. It is more crown than hat. Well, never mind that. Here she is looking absolutely regal in her crown hat.

Regina Hattingdon.
Regina Hattingdon.

People of all ages love the Regina design, especially on tees and totes. Speaking of which, here is an update on shopping.


We are still overhauling our shop and will be posting about it as soon as we reopen. It seems likely, at this moment anyway, it may be a few more weeks. Nothing about it is difficult, just so time consuming.

Thank you everyone who responded so we can provide you with what you want in the reopened shop.

Regards, Hattingdon & Co.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Updated January 25, 2023

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 a BIG thank you to everyone who has been helping Vivian with this project. You are all stars and have done a fabulous job.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter F

Greetings and salutations.

Hattingdon had a fashion hat beginning with the letter “F” named Fleur, but not a single classic hat. Then Vivian discovered that the artwork for the fashion hat is . . . gone! Where to, who by, who knows.

Vivian saw this an opportunity to have some creative fun. She decided to reimagine the Fleur design — both as a classic hat and a fashion hat. They are colorful, fun and quite stylish. We trust you will agree. Look!

Classic Fleur

Fleur Classic Hat 2023. Created by ©Vivian J Grant.
Fleur Classic Hat.

On to the fashion hat, which is equally scrumptious.

Fashion Fleur

Instead of featuring the blossom as a pattern, Vivian used as an adornment. Here she is.

Fleur Fashion Hat.

We hope you love them as much as we do.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”

Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter B

At our behest, Hattingdon creator Vivian Grant is going through the alphabet, picking out her favourite classic and fashion hat designs. Today it is the letter “B”. Let’s go!


This is a very smart look. It is has always been very popular. Its simplicity makes it so chic. Vivian named the hat Becky.

Becky Hattingdon.


Aside from Curtis, who is arguably the most beloved of all Hattingdon designs, this design is an all-time, top tier favourite. Is she, or is she not . . . darling? Sigh!

Belle Hattingdon.
Belle Hattingdon.

That wraps it up. We will see you back here tomorrow with more selections.

Hattingdon & Co.

H&Co in Hattingdon brown.

“A Hatful of Smiles”