MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 99 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #99, the “Marcelle”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-99HatsSeveral years ago I had a vision to create a medium brim Derby hat design with tulle brim layers that would resemble a ballerina’s tutu.

I began with a medium brim created in cream dupioni silk. I then took yards of black tulle, gathered them and layered them until they formed a “skirt” which I layered over the entire hat foundation.  I encircled the crown with a black satin sash creating a belt-like effect across the tulle.

Blog-MarcelleBR162-001CNext, I fashioned a new style of trim by taking black organza and creating petals which I layered together with a black pebble button for the center.

Blog-MarcelleBR162-001EFor a few final accents I added black veiling, black satin leaves and black silk organza “feathers” to the rose curl centerpiece to give the design a wispy, elegant look. The new “Marcelle” design was ready for her debut and has been a Derby favorite ever since!

Blog-MarcelleBR162-001BFor more views of the “Marcelle” hat design shown above, please visit the Marcelle BR162-001 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Four unique Derby Salons with everything from Big Brims to Extra Wide Brims, from Flappers/Medium Brims to Fascinators, Cocktail Hats, and Cloches.

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 99 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 98 Derby chapeaux and 98 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What famous racehorse has held the record for the fastest Derby time for 41 years?

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

‘Til next time!



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