Mrs. Dowager Hatt
" If there is one thing I can't stand, it's lateness!"
— The Beast of Sodor, nineteenth season
Mrs. Dowager Hatt
Sir Topham Hatt
and Sir Lowham Hatt's mother,
's great-grandmother, and
In her first visit to Sodor,
Gordon was charged with bringing her to Kirk Ronan. She later visited Sodor several times, including once to celebrate her birthday.
During her youth, she used to be a very good opera singer, though her son does not like hearing it.
She owns a Dalmatian, which she renamed Gremlin after her adventure with Gordon's "gremlins".
In the Driver Perkins segments of the Thomas and the Runaway Kite (DVD) it is revealed that she also has a parrot named Beaky.
As of the
CGI Series, Dowager Hatt appears to live near Maithwaite.
She later attended Sir Robert Norramby's Christmas Luncheon and became cross when Sir Topham Hatt, failed to show up for a lunch date and went out to find him, on board
She is a bit of a thrill-seeker and hates going slow and resting. She hates nonsense and is shown not to believe in mythical creatures such as the abominable snowman. She loves her son, Sir Topham and opera singing.
Season 12 - Excellent Emily ( does not speak)
Season 13 - Percy's Parcel
Season 14 - Jitters and Japes
Season 15 - Gordon and Ferdinand, Percy's New Friends ( cameo), Edward the Hero, Up, Up and Away!, Stop that Bus!, Wonky Whistle ( cameo), Tree Trouble and Fiery Flynn
Season 16 - Express Coming Through, Percy and the Monster of Brendam ( mentioned), Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor ( cameo), Muddy Matters ( cameo) and Happy Birthday Sir! ( does not speak)
Season 18 - Toad's Adventure, Samson Sent for Scrap ( not named; mentioned) and Millie and the Volcano
Season 19 - The Beast of Sodor, Reds vs. Blues ( cameo) and Diesel's Ghostly Christmas ( cameo)
Season 20 - Buckled Tracks and Bumpy Trucks and Engine of the Future
Season 21 - Dowager Hatt's Busy Day
In the twelfth season and onwards, her eye colour changed from brown to blue.
Her name, Dowager, means someone who is a widow with a noble title so this means that her husband is deceased.
Since the switchover to CGI, Dowager Hatt appears to have lost a significant amount of weight.
Dowager Hatt with Sir Topham Hatt in the thirteenth season
Dowager Hatt in the fourteenth season
Dowager Hatt being bounced around inside
Dowager Hatt with Lady Hatt in Day of the Diesels
Dowager Hatt in the fifteenth season
Dowager Hatt and her friends
Dowager Hatt in the sixteenth season
Dowager Hatt having tea with Sir Topham Hatt in the eighteenth season
Dowager Hatt in her Christmas attire in the nineteenth season
Dowager Hatt is onboard Thomas
Dowager Hatt attending a football match
Dowager Hatt with The Fat Controller in the twentieth season