MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 54 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #54, the “Mary”, a cloche style Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 4 at


Last Derby season I created my first “Mary” style cloche for the Run for the Roses, in yellow linen with a large rose curl in yellow satin and organza.


The hat proved to be popular and this year I thought it would be fun to create a new Mary design specifically for the Kentucky Oaks on Ladies’ Day at Churchill Downs.

For the foundation of the hat I began with a fuchsia dupioni silk base.


I fashioned the rose curl trim out of fuchsia silk and hot pink organza, swirling the two fabrics until they looked like sculpted confection.


For a final touch I added a hot pink button to the back of the hat. “Mary” was ready for her debut at the Run for the Lilies on Ladies’ Day!


For more views of the “Mary” hat design shown above, please visit the Mary Der202-004 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 54 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 53 Derby chapeaux and 53 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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