Hattingdon scores plenty of smiles with Jojo football inspired design and more

Hattingdon is cute as she can be on this Super Sunday with a football inspired hat called Jojo.

The Hattingdon® Jojo design features a sweetheart hat with a grass green crown and football inspired upturned brim laces and all. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Hattingdon® Jojo design features a sweetheart hat with a grass green crown and football inspired upturned brim laces and all. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Here’s more Hattingdon keeping an eye on the state of play in a referee inspired ballcap with whistle earbob.

Here Hattingdon is kitted out as a referee in a black and white a striped ballcap with a green brim, button top and nosebobs. A whistle earbob completes the look. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Here Hattingdon is kitted out as a referee in a black and white a striped ballcap with a green brim, button top and nosebobs. A whistle earbob completes the look. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

How about when the game is over and the partying begins.

Hattingdon has chosen a deep red fedora with a diamond pattern stitched on the crown and little flowers on the brim. Hmmm, red. Is she trying to tell us something? The addition of a feather would have given it away. Instead Hattingdon opts for an LI earbob in black.

Hattingdon looks festive indeed in this delightful deep red fedora. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon looks festive indeed in this delightful deep red fedora. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Too cute, and guaranteed to bring you a hatful of smiles.

Good luck everyone and be safe.

Top Ten Products for 2016


Here’s a top ten list of what Hattingdon shoppers bought in 2016. We have listed the products in order of popularity according to Hattingdon’s sales figures.

Top Ten Hattingdon Products 2016 Artwork. By Vivian Grant Farrell.

Let’s see some of your favorite top selling products in action.

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Top Greeting Card


Top Photo Print


Top Poster Print


Top Clothing


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Top Tee


Top Toddler Tee


Top Mug


Top Reusable Bag

Inauguration Day hats with Hattingdon

Greetings on Inauguration Day 2017.

We are not political animals here per se. We’re just animals. But you know Hattingdon. She simply refuses to miss any occasion for which she can trot out a hat or two or more, and this occasion is no exception.

How about this one. This is the Betsy Hattingdon design. She is not leaving you classic hat lovers out today. Sweet.

Betsy Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

I love this one but it’s perhaps more July than January. This is the Gloria Hattingdon design.

Gloria Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Hey, wait a minute. I know this hat is red, white and blue, but — wrong country there Hattie. Oh, well, let her have some fun. This is the Jackie hat and one of my personal favorites.

Jackie Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Here we go again. Hey, Hattingdon. Can we stay on theme please? Oh, well. Let her be. Hattingdon just adores Canada. This is the Brooke design. That maple leaf “plume” makes me chuckle.

Brooke Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Aaah, now here we go. Just darling and perfect. And it will keep most of Hattingdon’s ears warm. This design is called Sammy.

Sammy Hattingdon. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

What? No ball cap? Hattingdon always seem to have a ball cap. . .

Oh, look. Here comes Jada.

Jada Hattingdon Blue Ballcap. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Not exactly patriotic but very cute. I see Hattingdon eyeing it. Watch out.

Okay, ladies and gentlemen. What’s your pleasure? Do you have a favorite?

Happy Friday and a Hatful of Smiles™ to you all.

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Hattingdon snags Jada’s peace sign ballcap for herself

Hattingdon fell in love with the peace sign ballcap Jada was wearing the other day and has snagged it or herself. Jada doesn’t mind sharing.

“I am so in love with the peace sign Vivian created. And it is so darling on the front of that ballcap. I have to have it. It isn’t too 17-ish for me is it?”, says Hattingdon.

Thank you Hattingdon. No, not at all. It isn’t too 17-ish for you. You can wear anything and make us smile. See.

Hattingdon wearing the Amani ballcap. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon wearing the Amani ballcap. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

We are calling this design Amani. The name Amani has Kiswahili roots and means “peace.”

The Amani Hattingdon design is already in our online store.

Per your request, we have put the Amani peace sign on a button for you button lovers. And some other cute things.

 

Wishing you peace, love and and a hatful of smiles!

Go shopping with Belle and special bags made by your request

I never quite know what’s going to capture your imagination and often surprised and always delighted when something I create does.

In this instance, we were looking for something cute and fun to draw your attention to the link to Hattingdon’s online store. I was really stumped while I sat there staring at an open Photoshop window.

Then I thought to myself, begin at the beginning. I decided that was a shopping cart. So I made one. Now what, I asked myself.

Then this question popped into my head. Well, what do you want people to do with this shopping cart? Hmmm. Well, the answer to that has to be — put a Hattingdon in it. So I grabbed Belle, our #1 seller, and stuck her in there.

Belle Hattingdon Shopping Cart. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Belle Hattingdon Shopping Cart. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

I immediately burst out laughing, so much so I startled the cats. Laughter like that is always a good sign.

Within in a few hours of putting the Belle shopping cart artwork on the blog, you began to write us about it.

We agree. The obvious choice is to put this design on shopping bags. So here they are. If you want a tote let us know.

Reusable Shopping Bag — $10.45 (image both sides); $6.95 (image on one side)
Made with a lightweight polyester fabric, this bag folds easily to fit in your purse or pocket.

 

Baggu Reusable Shopping Bag — $25.60

 

In case you are new to Baggu bags, they are made by a Brooklyn based company and are fabulous. Last forever! Here’s more:

The Standard BAGGU is crafted in durable, ripstop nylon and is designed to be carried in your hand or over your shoulder. The perfectly sized bag can be used as a shopping tote, book bag, or a purse, designed to be used wherever the day takes you. The reusable BAGGU can hold 2 to 3 plastic grocery bags worth of items, and folds flat into a five-inch pouch when not in use.

and a testimonial by a long-time Baggu owner:

I’ve owned a plain bag made just like this since 1986 and it’s still in my backpack, ready to be whipped out to carry whatever. So I ordered this one knowing that the bag itself would be great.

Now you can have a custom Baggu with a Hattingdon on it. As of this writing you get 30% off sitewide at Zazzle with code SURPRISEDEAL.

If you want a design other than Belle, we will create it for you and send you the link. Let us know here.

Happy shopping!

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Jada shows off her new mane in a cheery hat parade all her own

Look at our girl Jada. You saw her the other day in the post about Hattingdon’s Family Tree.

A quick recap. Jada is from the Hattingdon Grey family who live on the West Coast. She is the little sister of cousin Marcus who is based in the Bay area. However, Jada lives in LA with their cousin Curtis where she is attending a special high school with a focus on the Arts.

We have restyled Jada’s mane into softly curled wave.

Here’s our Jada in a parade of her favorite hats.

The first hat is a familiar one and worth revisiting to see it with her new look mane. It is what Vivian calls a schoolgirl hat. Here it is in a gorgeous fuscia with multi colored button on its upturned brim.

Jada in her fuschia schoolgirl hat with multi button. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Jada in her fuschia schoolgirl hat with multi button. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Next up we have Jada in a rich red beret with her initial on the front in white. The family resemblance to Hattingdon is remarkable don’t you think?

Jada in a rich red beret with the initial J. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Here’s Jada in a rich red beret with the initial J. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Speaking of looking like Hattingdon, here’s Jada in a blushing pink picture hat with a black trimmed brim. Sweet!

Jada in a pink picture hat with black trimmed brim. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Jada looks so pretty pink in a picture hat with black trimmed brim. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

For relaxing and having fun Jada sports an adorable brand new ballcap in black with a rounded crown and a chunky multi peace sign on front. Brim, button and nosebobs in co-ordinating colors of turqoise and green.

Jada in a ballcap with multi peace sign. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Jada wearing new ballcap with multi peace sign. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

This ought to chase the winter blues away. Jada models a schoolgirl hat with green crown and a flowery patterned brim in pink, yellow, green and turquoise blue.

Jada models a brand new hat for Spring in the schoolgirl hat silhouette. © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Jada models a brand new hat for Spring in the schoolgirl hat silhouette. © Vivian Grant Farrell.

That’s a wrap on the hat parade.

These designs are not yet in the shop. We value your feedback and it does influence what we offer for purchase.

Let us know what you think in comments or by email.

We hope Jada brought you a big hatful of smiles.