MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 97 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #97, the “Sallita”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-97HatsThis year I was pleased to see that Pantone had chosen “Glacier Gray”, a lovely soft silvery gray, as one of the “in” colors for the season. Pantone is known world-wide for their color matching system and is closely watched by the fashion industry for their color choices.

In need of a new silver hat design to add to my Derby Salon 3 of medium brim hat styles, I decided to create a brand new “Sallita” chapeau for Derby day to showcase the “Glacier Gray”.

I began with a hat foundation created out of a silver dupioni silk with a classic Sallita brim style.

Blog-SallitaDer6-038A-Web.LgI fashioned a single large rose curl out of a mix of alternating layers of charcoal and black silk organza, framed it with a medley of black satin leaves and added a touch of black veiling which I shaped into a free form bow for behind the entire trim centerpiece. A medley of black sparkle buttons adorn the rose for just a dash of bling!

Blog-SallitaDer6-038B-Crop-Web.LgI then took black taffeta and fashioned a sash to encircle the crown, adding one more black sparkle button to the back of the hat for a final accent.

Blog-SallitaDer6-038F-Web.LgOur new “Sallita” is ready this year for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs!

Blog-SallitaDer6-038D-Web.LgFor more views of the “Sallita” hat design shown above, please visit the Sallita  Der10-038 webpage at

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

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 97 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 96 Derby chapeaux and 96 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Which horse has the second fastest time for the Kentucky Derby?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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