MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS Derby Hat Countdown – 90 of 101

Welcome to the Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are showcasing Hat #90, the “Annabelle”, that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at


Our featured Annabelle was inspired by the original design of the same name, the Annabelle Der7-003 all in hot pink burnt linen. Annabelle’s playful personality, with her unique “butterfly” medium size brim, has made her a fan favorite for fancy teas and garden parties as well as the Derby since her debut.


When I purchased the hot pink fabric for the original Annabelle I also ordered fabric in yellow tones. Freesia is one of the big colors this season, and I decided that this year’s Kentucky Derby was the perfect time for a brand new Annabelle to make her entrance!

I fashioned the new Annabelle from the yellow print burnt linen, adding a bold yellow linen solid for the underbrim. For the trim centerpiece, a delicate rose curl in lemon organza was added along with a medley of leaves and a sash out of a rich yellow dupioni silk from China. As I created the hat I wondered if I would like her as much as the original Annabelle in pink. The answer was a resounding Yes!  I hope you enjoy her too…

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

Please visit our four Derby hat salons in the KY Derby Hat Collection at where dozens of new Derby hats are being added throughout the season.

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 90 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Only 89 Derby chapeaux to go!

‘Til next time,



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