The Scotland right-back has moved to the City Ground on an emergency loan and will be available for nine games while playing for Sean O'Driscoll's side
The Scot made 34 appearances for the Villans last season, but has been unable to break into the side under Paul Lambert this term, with his only appearances coming for Scotland.
Hutton has joined on an emergency basis, just ahead of the loan deadline and will be available for nine games while at the City Ground, starting with Saturday's trip to Wolves.
Forest chairman Omar Al Hasawi said: “Like most of the signings we have made, Alan brings great experience to our squad.
“He has played at the very highest level and will be a big asset to us over the next six weeks.”