Peppermint Hattingdon cubed ornament

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New Product

We just saw this new product recently released by Zazzle and thought we would see what we could do with it. It’s a cubed ornament.

Most designers are putting patterns on it and Hattingdon will be doing that too.

In the meantime we wondered what it would look like with Hattingdon herself.

Hattingdon thought Christmas as soon as she saw it and chose her Peppermint hat design.

The Peppermint Hattingdon Design.
The Peppermint Hattingdon Design.

We made the top and bottom of the cube in the red of her Peppermint hat. Here’s what it looks like. So what do you think?

Product Details

Dimension: 2″ wood cube
Weight: 1.4 oz.
Completed with a beautiful and sturdy 4″ white hanging

It is fully customizable so you can make it your own. That’s the Zazzle way.

See all Peppermint Hattingdon products »

About Hattingdon

Hattingdon® is a cartoon horse wearing a series of custom made hats designed to bring you hatful of smiles. Get a Hattingdon®. Get a smile!

 

 

Hattingdon loves a beret

The Village Hats writes in their post, “The Timeless Beret is Back on Trend“:

Oui, c’est vrai! The beret is back. Countless fashion experts and Instagram bloggers alike are calling this quintessentially french accessory the ‘must have’ item in 2017. But us hatters wonder, did it ever really leave?

Though its origins can be traced back to the Bronze Age, the humble beret was widely adapted by French working class in the 1920’s. It wasn’t long before it made its way to the hat racks of fashion lovers internationally.

If you follow Hattingdon you know that the beret is one of her most popular looks ever — Hattingdon loves a beret! That’s Bonnie Ariste up there in the banner.

I love a beret too. However, I am never really certain I am wearing it just right. How about you?

With Hattingdon I can wear a beret from the Bonnie Hattingdon® design series and know I will always look smashing. Take a look.

 

Bye for now.

Feel the love with Hattingdon

When last we were here blogging about Hattingdon’s hats we showed you the “love” hat design series we call Aimee.

The name Aimee is a French baby name. Its meaning is: Dearly loved; Beloved. From the Old French Amee, which derives from the Latin amatus meaning loved.

We decided we weren’t crazy about the hat design with the curls and swirls after all, and went instead for the three minimalist designs in four colorways — Aimee Love, Aimee Amour, and Aimee Amore in rich black, lipstick pink, pure red and Hattingdon’s signature teal.

We put the Aimee design series in a shop all their own called “Hattingdon Love“.

Here are a few sample designs sure to remind you and most importantly of all, give you a hatful of smiles.

Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

With love from Hattingdon & Co. Thank you for stopping by.

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Aimee design takes on a new look in a romantic redo

Created on February 12, 2017, we introduced the Aimee hat design to you here on Valentine’s Day.

Since then Vivian has been inspired to give the design a different, more romantic look and reinterpreted the Aimee design in Hattingdon’s favorite colorways of black, pink, pure red and teal.

To distinguish the new look Aimee designs Vivian named them Aimee Love, Aimee Amore and Aimee Amour. You will see why in a moment.

By the way, the name Aimee is derived from the French word amee (beloved) — from the root aimer (to love). So we have added a lot of love!

Let’s start with the two Aimee designs where Vivian gave the design a whimsical, romantic look, embellished throughout. Hattingdon no doubt intends to wear all of them!

1. AIMEE LOVE EMBELLISHED (Black Only)

Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout including dots. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Aimee Love design in black embellished throughout including dots. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

We canvassed Hattingdon staff, followers and collectors and they are split just about 50-50 with a slight edge on the side of the one without dots.

Here’s an example on a slouchy tee. This is a great look by the way no matter what you have on it.

PLAIN CROWN

The Aimee Love, Aimee Amore and Aimee Amour designs have a plain crown and the words love, amore or amour across the hat’s large, upturned brim.

2. AIMEE LOVE

The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Aimee Love hat design in teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

3. AIMEE AMORE

Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amore Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

4. AIMEE AMOUR

The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in rich black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Harper pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in pure red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Amour Hattingdon® hat design in Hattingdon teal. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Now. Which of these love-ly designs do you love?

Please let us know in comments. Or let us know by email to hattingdon at gmail.com or via our contact form. We will review your responses and put your choices in the shop.

Thanks you.

Happy Valentine’s Day with Aimee

Welcome, hello and Happy Valentine’s Day from Vivian and Hattingdon.

I started off with something quite different from what you are about to see.

My goal was a simple, sweet hat with the word love on it, and also imagined some stitching detail.

My original attempt fell quite short of what I originally envisioned. So I started over. This is a truer, simpler and I believe sweeter design.

I named the design Aimee and created it in three colorways: black, red and pink. What do you think?

The Aimee Hattingdon® design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in black. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in pink. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Aimee Hattingdon® design in red. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hattingdon and I wish you the sweetest of days.

Vivian's first name written out.

Hattingdon celebrates National Plum Pudding Day

Hello. It’s February 12, 2017, National Plum Pudding Day.

Hattingdon Plum Pudding Design

Hattingdon celebrates National Plum Pudding Day by wearing her Plum Pudding hat all day long. She loves that she not only gets to wear this hat at Christmas but again come February.

The Plum design always rates highly with Hattingdon® lovers so we know you won’t mind seeing it again.

Plum Hattingdon. ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
PLUM (Pudding)

Plum ranked #3 in 2016’s Top Five Christmas Designs.

About the Day

Observed on February 12th, National Plum Pudding Day is a day to learn more about this delicious dessert.

Plum pudding, also know as Christmas pudding, is a steamed or boiled pudding usually served during the holiday season.

In many recipes, plum pudding actually contains no plums. The reason for this is in the 17th century, plums were referred to as raisins or other fruits.

The name Christmas pudding is first recorded in 1858 in a novel by Anthony Trollope.

Plum pudding is usually made up of nutmeg, raisins, nuts, apples, cinnamon and dates, along with other ingredients.

In England, traditionally every person in the home holds onto the wooden spoon together to help stir the batter. While they are stirring, they also have to make a wish!

Plum pudding has also been known to be called plum duff.

Source: National Day Calendar

Vegan Christmas Plum Pudding with Brandy Butter

Hattingdon and her creator Vivian Grant Farrell are both vegans. Think you can’t have tasty vegan version of this wonderful traditional dessert? Oh my, wait until you taste this!

Miss Kitchen Witch (your source for vegan magic), whose recipe we highly recommend, writes:

“I must be clear that this is not a fruit cake, nor is it a pudding in the American sense. As it ages, the alcohol breaks down the fruit and melds it with the flour portion of the cake. It is heavy and dense like a pound cake and more moist than fruit quick-bread. This is going to be my new family tradition to pass down.”

Vivian tried this in a friend’s Vegan Test Kitchen last year and it is simply marvellous. Go here for the recipe »