MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 86 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #86, the “Chelsea”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-86HatsLast year I added several new linen hat designs to my Spring-Summer Hat Collection. My guiding theme was “Spring Gardens” and I wanted the collection to be filled to overflowing with bright floral colors and trim designs.

I began with a Chelsea style that I created out of a rich freesia yellow linen.

Blog-ChelseaSMM60-002CI trimmed the Chelsea with a multi-layered Marguerite created with deep orange and tangerine cotton petals and a deep yellow cotton rose curl center accented with a small red button. I framed the floral centerpiece with sage green linen leaves and tendrils.

Blog-ChelseaSMM60-002BI then fashioned a layered sage green linen sash to encircle the crown, adding a large sage green button to the back of the hat for a final accent.

Blog-ChelseaSMM60-002J This stunning new floral linen “Chelsea” is now ready to help us all welcome spring as she makes her Derby debut at this year’s Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs!

Blog-ChelseaSMM60-002AFor more views of the “Chelsea” hat design shown above, please visit the Chelsea SMM60-002 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 86 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 85 Derby chapeaux and 85 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What song is played every year at the Derby to accompany the horses in the post parade?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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