National Hat Day

NATIONAL HAT DAY — JANUARY 15, 2017

Celebrate

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”!

Jacey Hattingdon. Created in 2009, Jacey is one of the first fashion hats I ever designed. The design is retired now but I still love to use her. Hello Jacey!
Jacey Hattingdon. Created in 2009, Jacey is one of the first fashion hats I ever designed. The design is retired now but I still love to use her. Hello Jacey!

History

  • 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/


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