Happy Mad Hatter Day

Updated 2:23 pm / Oct. 8

October 6 is a day set aside each year to bring out your silly side while celebrating National Mad Hatter Day.

The fictional cartoon character, The Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, acts very silly indeed and what inspired the theme of mad cap silliness by the creators of National Mad Hatter Day.

There’s plenty of smiles going on which means Hattingdon is in.

Hattingdon’s Mad Hat

Midge. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon® to wear on Mad Hatter's Day 2016.
Midge. Created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon® to wear on Mad Hatter’s Day 2016.

Line of 8 Black Squares

Update: Since we couldn’t continue calling the design the Mad Hatter, Vivian has named the design Midge.


Each year since it’s creation in 1986, National Mad Hatter Day has grown in popularity. In 1988, this day received national press coverage.

October 6th was chosen by it’s creators, a group of technicians in Boulder, Colorado, because the Mad Hatter wears a top hat which has a slip of paper on it that says “In This Style 10/6″ *. The slip of paper is believed to be the order to make the hat and the price.


Grab yourself a top hat, decorate it and let your silliness out! Use #NationalMadHatterDay to post on social media.

* 10/6″ stands for 10 shillings 6 pence.



  1. I love this design. It gives Hattingdon such a free spirit look, with hair flying. The tea cup is the perfect accessory. So, does she take one lump or two?

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    1. Thanks Alice. Glad you are enjoying this look. We are too. Insofar as sugar, you know horses love sugar, and cartoon horses are no exception. So Hattingdon will take two lumps please.


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