MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 79 of 101

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

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


Several years ago, a lady named Jen contacted me regarding a custom Derby hat design. She told me that she had fallen in love with my “Corinne” Derby hat.


Jen had found a beautiful pink and chocolate brown print dress that she liked and wondered if I could recreate the original Corinne in a warm ivory silk with chocolate trims. The result was a luscious new Corinne wide brim design in ivory dupioni silk trimmed with a chocolate organza Marguerite, matching brown satin sash, tulle and buttons.


Jen was thrilled when she received her chapeau. I asked her what she would like to name the new hat design. She promptly replied, “Sojen’s Corinne” in honor of her gorgeous Canadian Warmblood named Sojen.

I received an email from Jen when she was en route to the Derby. She told me that she never let the hat out of her sight for one minute, even on the plane. She and her Sojen’s Corinne were clearly on their way to the Derby adventure of a lifetime!


For more views of the Sojen’s Corinne chapeau shown above, please visit the Sojen’s Corinne hat webpage.

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas, and enjoy strolling through our four Derby hat salons where you’ll find everything from wide brims to fascinators!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 79 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 78 Derby chapeaux to go ’til Derby Day at Churchill Downs!



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