MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 93 of 101

Welcome to Day 9 in our Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are showcasing Hat #93, the “Colette” wide brim design that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at…


The Colette was actually inspired by another MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby hat design, the Jamie. Featuring a wavy silk organza brim edge, the Jamie has been a fan favorite for weddings as well as the Derby since its introduction.


I fashioned the Colette similar to the shape of the Jamie and then added a new trim I designed. I called the trim “bow loops”: silk organza bows that are made using millinery wire to make them moldable; I love the way the organza fabric glistens when light shines through the loops.

The hat base was created from white dupioni silk. Several yards of bow loops in silver silk organza were then added followed by red rose curl fashioned out of alternating layers of deep red metallic taffeta and red dupioni silk in honor of the red roses of the Derby. Finally, the addition of several black satin leaves and a unique swirling red button, et voila, a new Derby chapeau design featuring the new and unique moldable bow loops!


For more views of the new Colette chapeau shown above, please visit the Colette hat webpage.

And please visit the KY Derby Hat Collection where dozens of new Derby hats have just been added to all four Derby salons!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 93 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Only 92 Derby chapeaux to go!

‘Til next time,



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