MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 75 of 101

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

Our hat for today is the medium brim “Marcelle” chapeau that is found in Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection at


I received a request last year from a gentleman named Tim for a custom Derby hat. He wanted to surprise his wife for her 30th birthday which was also Derby Day. Tim’s choice for the hat was the original “Marcelle” which had just debuted in my Derby Hat Collection…


Tim thought his wife would like the Marcelle in a pink palette of colors. Because of the stunning detailing on the trims of the original, I knew great care had to be taken to retain the magic of the original design.

I fashioned the base of the hat out of shell pink dupioni silk with a rose pink tulle “skirt”. Next I created the Marguerite fleur out of two shades of pink organza for the petals and hot pink taffeta for the center. A hot pink shantung was used to sculpt the leaves and the sash. For the finishing touches I added bright pink hat veiling, hot pink organza “feathers” and matching buttons. Voila!

The result was a stunning new Marcelle design that would be perfect for the Kentucky Oaks as well as the Derby, all pretty in PINK!


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

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 75 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 74 Derby chapeaux and 74 days to go ’til Derby Day at Churchill Downs!



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