MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 92 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #92, the “Marmee” wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at


I originally named my business after a tiger kitty named Maggie Mae. She was my muse from the moment I started my hat business.

When Maggie passed, a lovable orange and white feline named Marmee entered our lives.

Blog-Marmee12AIt took her a while to settle in with us. But once she did, she blossomed; each day was a joy to watch her taking new steps in trusting us.

Early on, Marmee inspired a brand new hat, the “Marmee” chapeau, offered now in my Derby Hat Collection. How could anyone not be inspired by those soft amber-green eyes and gorgeous fur coat?

Blog-MarmeeSnowA1I created the foundation for the Marmee in white dupioni silk for the marshmallow white of her coat. I added a ruffled brim edge in marmalade orange and soft yellow organza with wisps of tulle between the layers.

Blog-MarmeeDer148-001C-2I trimmed the crown with a deep orange satin sash.

Blog-MarmeeDer148-001GI fashioned one large orange satin and organza layered camellia and three smaller orange and yellow organza peonies with dark orange satin centers.



I sculpted leaves to frame the flowers out of embroidered and solid lime green organza and nestled them around the crown. This hat will always remind me of the dearest, most connecting creature who continues to blossom right before our eyes.


For more views of the “Marmee” hat design shown above, please visit the Marmee hat 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 92 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 91 Derby chapeaux and 91 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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