4th July 2020

Elise hat in red, white and blue. ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses.

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

You will see this hat silhouette again later in the year in pink for the 2020 Kentucky Oaks, Friday, September 4th.

Until then, hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

Hattingdon & Co.


Inspired by one of the summer season’s hottest colours, here’s Hattingdon modeling her most recent hat, done in a gloriously chic saffron yellow, embellished with hand stitching and a fashionably large all white butterfly. Hattingdon named this new hat Simone. Enjoy!

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

Hattingdon & Co.

Gone Shopping

Hello there. I’ve been away so long I suppose you could just say I’ve been long gone. But I am back for a bit. In this darling hat, let’s just say I’ve gone shopping! Tis the Season, right? What have you been up to?

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses. See you here again real soon.

Hattingdon & Co.

Shade Parade

Hey there. Hattingdon® loves her some shades. She’s been collecting them on her many travels. Let’s take a look!

Hattingdon's Shades of Canada.
Shades of Canada.
Hattingdon's Shades of England.
Shades of Britain,
Hattingdon® Shades of France
Shades of France.
Hattingdon's Shades of Ireland.
Shades of Ireland.
Hattingdon's USA Shades.
Shades of USA.

How about a blast from the past — Hattingdon’s sunglasses from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Remember? We named the design Kikkan.

Hattingdon in her Olympic shades from 2018.
Shades of the Olympics.

Have a fave? Let us know.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.

Hattingdon & Co.

Happy Flag Day 2019

Sammie Top Hat featuring stars and stripes forever.
Sammie Top Hat featuring stars and stripes forever.


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.

For a while, the U.S. 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.

See you again here soon!

Hattingdon & Co.

National Apple Pie Day

Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Hey, hello there. It’s National Apple Pie Day! Hattingdon doesn’t have an apple pie hat. No surprise there. This is the only apple hat she has and she wouldn’t let us take the NYC off. Sigh! Guess it doesn’t really matter.

Fun Facts

•  National Apple Pie Day, America’s favorite dessert, is observed annually on May 13th.

•  The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron and cofyn (a type of pastry crust).

•  While the apple pie existed well before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores of what is now The United States, Americans wax poetic about how American apple pie is.

•  The phrase “as American as apple pie” has been around for more than 100 years.

Source: National Day Calendar »


Use #NationalApplePieDay to post on social media. And by all means enjoy a wholesome slice of apple pie. Vegan Apple Pie Recipe here (pdf, 2 pp). Yummmm.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses!

Hattingdon & Co.