MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 52 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #52, the “Sasha”, an asymmetrical wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at


Several years ago I had a vision for an asymmetrical shaped brim. I wanted to create it in silk with a sweeping, dramatic style, perfect for the Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot races!

I began with a pure white dupioni silk base, fashioning it into a flat “teardrop” brim shape with a black silk edging for a dramatic color contrast.


I fashioned a sash out of black taffeta to encircle the crown with a multi-layered free form bow with tails that spilled over the brim edge. For the trim centerpiece I created a single large rose curl out of black chiffon with a pebble button accent which I nestled into the bow. Dramatically elegant and ready for Churchill Downs and Royal Ascot!


For more views of the “Sasha” hat design shown above, please visit the Sasha Der93-001 webpage at

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

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 52 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 51 Derby chapeaux and 51 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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