MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 100 of 101

Welcome to the second annual Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are showcasing Hat #100, the “Annabelle”, that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-100HatsOur featured Annabelle was inspired by an original design of the same name, the Annabelle Der7-003, all in hot pink burnt linen. Annabelle’s playful personality, with her unique “butterfly” medium size brim, has made her a fan favorite for fancy teas and garden parties as well as the Derby since her debut.

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-003-B-2When I purchased the hot pink fabric for the original Annabelle I also ordered fabric in yellow tones. Yellows are hot this season, including a smooth yellow called Custard, and our yellow Annabelle is in good company to make her entrance this year!

The new Annabelle was fashioned from the yellow print burnt linen, adding a bold yellow linen solid for the underbrim. For the trim centerpiece, a delicate rose curl in lemon organza was added along with a medley of leaves and a sash of rich yellow dupioni silk from China. As I created the hat I wondered if I would like her as much as the original Annabelle in pink. The answer was a resounding Yes!  I hope you enjoy her too…

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-009DBlog-AnnabelleDer7-009EBlog-AnnabelleDer7-009FFor more views of the Annabelle chapeau shown above, please visit the Annabelle hat webpage.

Please visit our four Derby hat salons in the Derby Hat Collection at where dozens of new Derby hats are being added throughout the season. Four unique Derby Salons with everything from Big Brims to Extra Wide Brims, from Flappers/Medium Brims to Fascinators, Cocktail Hats, and Cloches. New hats will be created and added throughout the season, so keep stopping by to see what’s new!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Why is the Kentucky Derby also known as “The Run for the Roses“?

The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.

‘Til next time, thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 100 of our Derby Hat Countdown. Only 99 Derby chapeaux and 99 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!



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