Mrs. Dowager Hatt
" If there is one thing I can't stand, it's lateness!"
— The Beast of Sodor, nineteenth season
Mrs. Dowager Hatt is Sir Topham Hatt and Sir Lowham Hatt's mother, Stephen and Bridget Hatt's great-grandmother and Lady Hatt's mother-in-law.
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".
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 Thomas.
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 5 - Gordon and the Gremlin ( not named)
Season 6 - It's Only Snow ( cameo) and Thomas the Jet Engine ( cameo)
Season 9 - Thomas and the Birthday Picnic ( not named in US narration)
Season 11 - Percy and the Left Luggage ( not named in US narration)
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, Diesel's Ghostly Christmas ( cameo) and Reds vs. Blues ( cameo)
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.
From the eighteenth season and onwards, Dowager Hatt develops wrinkles on her forehead along with paler skin.
Dowager Hatt with the Fat Controller and her dog, Gremlin
Dowager Hatt among the villagers
Dowager Hatt among the passengers
Dowager Hatt at her birthday
Dowager Hatt with Sir Topham Hatt
Dowager Hatt being bounced around inside
Dowager Hatt with Lady Hatt
Dowager Hatt and her friends
Dowager Hatt having tea with Sir Topham Hatt
Dowager Hatt in her Christmas attire
Dowager Hatt is onboard Thomas
Dowager Hatt attending a football match
ERTL Dowager Hatt and Mrs. Kyndley