MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 35 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #35, the Sophie Der69-001 wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


The Sophie was one of my original Derby Collection designs. She has always been a favorite of mine and one of my best selling hats for the Kentucky Derby. And of course she features one of my favorite things, TULLE!


To celebrate this year’s Derby I wanted to treat my Sophie to a facelift with a bit of a twist on the original trim.

I created the foundation out of a black dupioni silk, covered the brim with two layers of shimmering black tulle and set her to the side to begin the trims. I fashioned a single rose curl out of black silk organza and then framed the rose with a medley of leaves created out of rich black satin.



I layered a black satin sash around the crown and added a  black button; the Sophie of the Black Silk Rose was ready for her debut at the Derby!


For more views of the “Sophie” hat design please visit the Sophie Der69-001 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 35 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 34 Derby chapeaux to go ’til the Run for the Roses!



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