Vivian’s Fave Hats: Letter H

Greetings and welcome. Vivian has made her choices. They are not the ones we expected. Hmmmmm. Look!

Classic Hat

Since the human heart has long been associated with emotion and pleasure, the shape was eventually co-opted as a symbol of romance and medieval courtly love. More about all of that below.

Here is Hattingdon wearing a vivid red classic hat adorned with hearts galore.

Hallie Hattingdon.

Fashion Hat

This selection is a big surprise and we love it. We thought Vivian would go for a vintage hat, but she instead chose a very recent design. Look.

Honey Hattingdon fashion hat created by ©Vivian Grant.
Honey Hattingdon.

Sweeeeeet! We love it. Here is some history on how the heart shape came to be.

History of the heart shape

[T]he heart shape may have been born when artists and scientists from the Middle Ages attempted to draw representations of ancient medical texts. In the 14th century, for example, the Italian physicist Guido da Vigevano made a series of anatomical drawings featuring a heart that closely resembles the one described by Aristotle.

Since the human heart has long been associated with emotion and pleasure, the shape was eventually co-opted as a symbol of romance and medieval courtly love. It grew especially popular during the Renaissance, when it was used in religious art depicting the Sacred Heart of Christ and as one of the four suits in playing cards. By the 18th and 19th centuries, meanwhile, it had become a recurring motif in love notes and Valentine’s Day cards. More at the History Channel »

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Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

Updated Jan 14, 2023

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Yellow Hat Parade Day 5

We are almost there. Only two more remaining in our yellow “hat parade”. To our view, this hat features a charming and unexpected silhouette.

Named Collette, it is composed of a round dome with an elaborately shaped frontispiece of medieval influence, decorated with scrollwork, giving it a French air. It comes in a wide selection of colors. We show it to you of course in yellow. Vivian named the hat Collette.

Collette.

We hope Collette has given you a “hatful of smiles”, and you are enjoying our yellow hat parade. There is only more hat remaining in the series, which concludes tomorrow. Please join us!

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Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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Yellow Hat Parade Day 2

Here we are on day 2 of our yellow hat parade. Today we have selected a sweet, open crown hat made of a wreath of buttery yellow daisies. We named it Jessie.

Jessie.

How sweet it is. See you back here soon for another yellow hat. Thank you visiting with us.

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Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

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