MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 74 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #74, the “Sallita”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-74HatsThere is something wonderful about the combination of black and chocolate brown. I have discovered in my custom millinery business that when these two colors are combined they bring out “the scrumptious” in one another!

Recently I created a new Derby “Sallita” hat design to celebrate the magic of black and brown. I began with a hat foundation created out of natural linen in the classic Sallita brim style.

Blog-SallitaSMM6-040BFor the trim centerpiece I created a single rose curl out of mocha dupioni silk and framed it with a medley of black dupioni silk leaves and black linen “bow loops”.

Blog-SallitaSMM6-040B-CropI then fashioned a black silk sash lined with mocha linen to surround the crown and a black button to adorn the back.

Blog-SallitaSMM6-040FBlog-SallitaSMM6-040GOur new “Sallita” is now ready for her Derby debut at this year’s Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs!

Blog-SallitaSMM6-040CFor more views of the “Sallita” hat design shown above, please visit the Sallita SMM6-040 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 74 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 73 Derby chapeaux and 73 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What three horses won the Triple Crown during the 1970’s?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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