2018 Classic Hat March — No. 11

Hello, it’s Hattingdon the hatted one and great mate!

Remember yesterday when I revealed I read a lot. I am a poetry loving horse as well as a great hat lover.

The hat coming in at No. 11 of your all time top 20 favourite classic hats features a pretty, almost delicate decoration moving across the hat like ocean waves.

To get you in the mood of this hat, I quote from it. It’s by Virginia Woolf.

“The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping.”

Isn’t that ever so lovely? Sigh.

Here’s the hat. It’s called Chelsea. It comes in two colours — blue and black. Blue won out and the pattern is slightly different.

Chelsea Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell. In blue.
Chelsea Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell. In blue.

For those who remain faithful to the black and disappointed it did not win a spot, here it is. They are both beauties and both winners.

Chelsea Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell. In black.
Chelsea Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell. In black.

Can you Adam and Eve it? We only have the Top Ten left to go.

There’s my English roots coming through. Adam and Eve is cockney rhyming slang for the word believe. Like trouble and strife, wife or pork pie, lie. Pork pie for the word lie has been used so much it has been shortened to porker. You certainly don’t have to be a cockney to use it. Everybody uses it now. Even the Queen we hear!

So if an English person says, “Oooh, that’s a right old porker that is” they are calling out a statement to be something very much less than the truth. Being so polite and all.

Besides seeing gorgeous hats on the prettiest little cartoon horse in the world, the things you learn on my blog, eh?

Endless hugs and endless kisses. See you back here Monday for No. 10. Woot!


Hattingdon® text black desyrel font.

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Find out more about Hattingdon® and the origin of the Classic Hat at our Hat-Story »



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