MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 87 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #87, the “Chelsea”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-87HatsToday I thought it would be fun to showcase a pink Chelsea Derby chapeau to help get the celebrations started for Pink Out Day and the Run for the Lilies at Churchill Downs, now just a little more than 12 weeks away.

I began our “Chelsea” with a rich fuchsia dupioni silk base.  I love the mixing of pink and orange in a color theme and kept this in mind as I proceeded with my design.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-030AI next fashioned a large double bow out of a hot pink/tangerine tweed fabric and lined it with fuchsia silk. I then nestled a rose curl made out of the same fuchsia silk into the bow knot.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-030EFor the final touch I encircled the crown with a matching sash and added a hot pink button to the back.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-030IThe look was stunning from every angle. The new “Chelsea”, full of bold color and lots of pizzazz, was more than ready to join the grand parade at this year’s Kentucky Oaks celebrations at Churchill Downs!

Blog-ChelseaDer60-030FFor more views of the “Chelsea” hat design shown above, please visit the Chelsea Der60-030 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 87 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 86 Derby chapeaux and 86 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – How many fillies have won the Kentucky Derby, and who were they?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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