MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 68 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #68, the “Chelsea”, a medium brim design found in Derby Hat Salon 3 all decked out in one of my favorite signs of Spring, polka dots!

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-68HatsFor this Chelsea I fashioned the base of the hat out of freesia yellow linen. I then created a large Marguerite fleur using black silk organza for the petals and red silk organza for the rose curl center.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-040HA black polka dot sash was created to surround the crown, a touch of black veiling added to accent the rose  and a single red button hand stitched to adorn the back seam of the hat. This splendid new Chelsea is ready for the mint juleps and Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs!

Blog-ChelseaDer60-040FFor more views of the Chelsea chapeau shown above, please visit the Chelsea 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 68 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 67 Derby chapeaux and 67 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – How many horses total can start in the Kentucky Derby each year?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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