MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 85 of 101

The Derby Hat Countdown rolls on featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Our hat for today is the “Tasha” wide brim chapeau that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at


The “Tasha” was inspired by her older sister, the “Sasha” chapeau…


After studying the asymmetrical Sasha brim shape, I began to play with her design and the result was Tasha! As I stood back I could see that, like Sasha, Tasha was bold and stunning from every angle and she was going to need something truly outstanding for her toppings!

I created Tasha’s hat base in white dupioni silk. Inspired by the bedazzling blue tones of this year’s Pantone’s color chart predictions for Spring, I trimmed the hat with a single large rose curl fashioned out of alternating layers of deep blue tulle and taffeta.  Pantone, known world-wide for their color matching system, is closely watched by the fashion industry for their choices of the most popular current colors and the color of the year.


Royal blue organza leaves, a lavish taffeta bow and swirling tulle provide a “nest” for the rose; three cobalt blue button adorn the sash on the back for one last touch of dazzling blue elegance. Simply sumptuous from any angle, Tasha is ready for her Derby debut! She is also an elegant choice for an entrance at a wedding or garden party this spring.


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

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas, and please let us know if we can help you find the perfect chapeau for your Derby Day adventure!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 85 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 84 Derby chapeaux to go ’til Derby Day!



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