Hat Days


— January 25, 2017


Millions will participate in National Hat Day. If you can’t wear a hat you can certainly wear a Hattingdon! That counts just the same insofar as we are concerned. And no “hat hair”!


  • Hats may be worn for safety and protection, religious reasons, ceremonial reasons, warmth or fashion.
  • In the Middle Ages, hats were an indicator of social status.
  • In the military, hats may denote ones nationality, branch of service, rank and/or regiment.
  • A Thebes tomb painting depicts one of the first pictorials of a hat. The painting shows a man wearing a conical straw hat.
  • Structured hats for women began to be worn in the late 16th century.
  • Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats.
  • The term “milliner” derived from the city of Milan, Italy. The best quality hats were made in Milan in the 18th century.
  • Millinery began as traditionally a woman’s occupation, as the milliner not only created hats and bonnets but also chose lace, trim and accessories to complete an outfit.
  • In the middle of the 1920′s, to replace the bonnets and wide brimmed hats, women began to wear smaller hats that hugged their heads.

Source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-hat-day-january-15/


— September 22, 2016

Details coming soon. Stay tuned!


— OCTOBER 6, 2016

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

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.

The fictional cartoon character, The Mad Hatter, in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, is typically acting silly and that is how the creators decided on their theme of silliness for National Mad Hatter Day.


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


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.

* 10/6″ would stand for 10 shillings 6 pence.