MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 27 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #27, the “Mary”, a cloche style Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 4 at


Thanks to Downton Abbey, the popular British television series on Masterpiece, the cloche has once again become a favorite for fancy teas and weddings as well as the Kentucky Derby. Typically fashioned out of linen or cotton for casual wear, I wanted to create a cloche out of fine silk in a design worthy of a debut at Churchill Downs or even the Queen’s Garden Party.

The result was a Barbara style with medium brim in a rich freesia yellow linen.


I fashioned rose curl trim out of alternating layers of yellow satin and organza rose curl and framed it with a medley of lime green embroidered organza and taffeta leaves.


For a final touch I added a soft lemon button to the back of the hat. Our “Mary” Derby cloche is ready for her debut at the Run for the Roses!


For more views of the “Mary” hat design shown above, please visit the Mary Der202-001 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 27 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 26 Derby chapeaux and 26 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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