MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 59 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #59, “Susan’s Stefanie”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at


Last year a lady named Susan contacted me regarding a custom wide brim Derby hat design. Susan loved the “Stefanie” Bridal hat for its simple elegance but she had a vision for “earth tone” colors and trims that would make the hat truly her own.


I created the nearly 21-inch Stefanie hat foundation in a deep garnet red dupioni silk. I then rolled alternating layers of red taffeta and red crinkle organza to create a single large rose curl. A medley of chocolate and sage organza leaves were added next along with a chocolate satin sash and a splash of chocolate veiling.



For the final touch, a tiny chocolate button was added to the back of the hat. Susan’s dream of a Derby chapeau that combined her favorite colors with stylish wide brim elegance had come true!


For more views of the “Susan’s Stefanie” hat design shown above, please visit the Susan’s Stefanie Der170-003 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 69 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 58 Derby chapeaux and 58 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby. Are the mint juleps ready?



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