Maddie Too is now Grace

Updated: Renamed this hat Grace.

Hello! Happy Friday.

Yesterday we posted a couple of hats called Maddie in a luscious violet. These hats feature a filigree pattern with a large fashion bow tucked in on one side. Sweet!

Then Mrs Farrell had a brainstorm.

Hattingdon has quite a few hats already in that particular style, the most recent being the very, very popular Alice hat that Hattingdon ended up wearing to Royal Ascot. You remember. The percher with the animal print base adorned with a flock of summery coloured butterflies.

Wait a minute. Do you call a group of butterflies a “flock”? We thought, um probably not, so looked it up.

According to the Amazing Butterflies website, the answer is no. This is what they are called.

A collective name for a group of butterflies is called a ‘Kaleidoscope’. However others have called it a ‘Swarm’ or ‘Rabble’.

Bees swarm. Check. But what the heck is rabbling? Never mind. Back to the brainstorming.

Juliet Silhouette

While running hat ideas through her head, Mrs Farrell thought why not use the filigree pattern and large accent bow scheme design idea to make a Juliet hat?

So she did, in Harper pink. It is phenomenally cute. Meet the newly named Grace.

Maddie Juliet hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Grace hat design in Harper pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Line of 8 Black Squares

Doesn’t she look pretty? It has a vintage feel doesn’t it? It reminds us of something Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly might have worn.

We hope you enjoyed seeing it and it gave you at hatful of smiles!

Hattingdon & Co in Hattingdon's signature cartoon font.

Update: We decided to name this hat Grace to avoid any Maddie confusion!



  1. I really like this cute little hat. So charming. It’s just pink perfection.

    I never knew that butterflies are called a kaleidoscope. Wow. I love kaleidoscopes (I have one sitting on my table) and I love the Alice hat with butterflies. Hattingdon, thanks so much for letting me know.


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