MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 80 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #80, the Annabelle SMM7-010 hat design that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-80HatsThe Annabelle design has been a favorite for the Derby and fancy teas since she was first introduced; she has been created for customers in many different fabric patterns and colors.

This Derby season I have had a major craving for black and white hats. It seemed to me that the Annabelle shape would be perfectly suited for creating a stylized black and white design for the 141st Run for the Roses!

I began the Annabelle hat with a foundation in white linen. I found a wonderful black and white pinstripe linen and fashioned a double bow and sash. Blog-AnnabelleSMM7-010B-CropThe “butterfly wings” of the back brim add a special twist to the hat.

Blog-AnnabelleSMM7-010EBlog-AnnabelleSMM7-010CAnd for the final touch, there is a tiny black button in the back.

Blog-AnnabelleSMM7-010FFor anyone like me who loves black and white hats, the new Annabelle will be perfect for not only the Kentucky Derby but also for fancy teas and Royal Ascot.

Blog-AnnabelleSMM7-010DFor more views of the Annabelle chapeau shown above, please visit the Annabelle hat webpage.

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 80 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 79 Derby chapeaux and 79 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What was the name of Rosie Napravnik’s mount in the 2013 Kentucky Derby?

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

‘Til next time, thank you for visiting!




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