Summer Hattingdon 2017

This design is inspired by some of the flowery caps worn back in the 50s and 60s. Vivian made three versions. With Vivian less is more. With Hattingdon more is more! Let us know what you think.

Summer Hattingdon 2017 v1. Lacy cap made up of pink flowers with yellow centers. No mane showing. (c) Vivian Grant Farrell.
Summer Hattingdon 2017 v1. Lacy cap made up of pink flowers with yellow centers. No mane showing. (c) Vivian Grant Farrell.
Summer Hattingdon 2017 v2. Lacy cap made up of pink flowers with yellow centers. Traditional mane. (c) Vivian Grant Farrell.
Summer Hattingdon 2017 v2. Lacy cap made up of pink flowers with yellow centers. Traditional mane. (c) Vivian Grant Farrell.
Summer Hattingdon 2017 v3. Lacy cap made up of pink flowers with yellow centers. Flowing mane showing either side decorated with matching flowers. (c) Vivian Grant Farrell.
Summer Hattingdon 2017 v3. Lacy cap made up of pink flowers with yellow centers. Flowing mane showing either side decorated with matching flowers. (c) Vivian Grant Farrell.

Happy Summer!

Peppermint Hattingdon cubed ornament

Greetings.

We have missed being here with you and hope we have the opportunity to spend more time very soon.

How have you been and what have you been up to?

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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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!

Vivian's first name written out.

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.