MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 69 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #69, the “Miranda’s Sasha” wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-69HatsSeveral Derby seasons ago a woman named Miranda asked if I could recreate my “Sasha” Derby hat style in different colors. Miranda was giving herself a Derby hat for her birthday to wear to the Run for the Roses and she thought the Sasha would make a dramatic statement.

Blog-SashaDer93-002AMiranda knew that she wanted the hat to be in black with an elegant silver and black Marguerite trim centerpiece.

I used black dupioni silk to fashion the 22-inch Sasha asymmetrical hat foundation. I then fashioned a large Marguerite in alternating petals of black and charcoal silk organza with a medley of black and silver satin leaves to frame it. A simple black button adorned the center of the Marguerite and black netting added a captivating wispy shimmer to the design.

Miranda’s dream for her custom Derby birthday chapeau was now a reality. The two of them were ready for mint Juleps and the call to the post on Derby Day!

Blog-DerbyHatCTDown-SashaDer93-003BFor more views of the “Miranda’s Sasha” hat design (Sasha Der93-003) please visit the Miranda’s Sasha 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 69 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 68 Derby chapeaux and 68 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What was the name of the horse who won the Derby and the Belmont just one year before stablemate Secretariat made history with his 1973 Triple Crown sweep?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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