MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 70 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #70, the “Poppy” wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


People have always said that the Kentucky Derby is all about the hats. I would add that it is still and always will be about the horses as well. Nearly one year ago to the day, I wrote a blog about how I created the “Poppy” hat to celebrate all of the wonderful horses in our lives and to thank them for the many ways in which they serve and inspire us.


I fashioned the Poppy out of a white dupioni silk with a rich red dupioni silk underbrim to frame the face.



The Poppy hat is trimmed with three delicate poppies created in red silk organza with black silk organza centers and leaves. A sash was created out of black taffeta and yards of red and chocolate brown tulle surround the crown. For the final accent, three small black buttons adorn the back seam.



For more views of the “Poppy” hat design please visit the Poppy Chapeau webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas. We have four new Derby hat salons this year with something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 70 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 69 Derby chapeaux and 69 days to go ’til the Run for the Roses!



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