MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 84 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #84, “Jamie”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-84HatsYears ago I created the original “Jamie” style for a mother of the groom’s wedding celebration.

Blog-DerbyHatCTDown-JamieBR140-001CFor this year’s Run for the Roses, I wanted to give the Jamie design a facelift for the Derby season using chocolate polka dots for a bold new look.

I fashioned a 17-inch hat foundation in dupioni silk and added a white silk organza layer to the brim edge, top stitching it with fancy white braiding.

Blog-JamieDer140-002C I then took a mocha chocolate organza and fashioned four rose curls, added white silk organza leaves behind them and placed them around the crown against a chocolate and white polka dot chiffon sash.

Blog-JamieDer140-002E For the finishing touch, I took glistening chocolate tulle and created wispy “sprays” that I nestled in between the roses, lending a soft, magical quality to the design.

Blog-JamieDer140-002FAnd the new Jamie of the Chocolate Polka Dots makes her grand debut today in the Derby Hat Collection!

For more views of the “Jamie” hat design shown above, please visit the Jamie Der140-002 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 84 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 83 Derby chapeaux and 83 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the oldest jockey to win the Run for the Roses and what was the name of his horse?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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