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
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.