MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 63 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #63, the “Ava”, another brand new wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 2 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-63HatsI am a big fan of the old movie stars. Some of my favorites are Judy Garland, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner.

I am also a big fan of polka dots. Over the years I have created many polka dot hats for customers – big dots, little dots, black on white dots, pink on brown dots, white on navy dots, black on red dots – every combination and size that you can possibly imagine!

To kick off the new 2015 Derby Hat Collection,  I thought it might be fun to combine my passion for some of the old-time movie starlets with my passion for polka dots!

I got started by fashioning a 17-inch hat foundation in black and white polka dot fabric, adding a red silk organza ruffled layer to the outer brim edge for added drama and dimension.

Blog-AvaDer191-001BI then took red silk organza and handcrafted a large rose curl, adding scrumptious  red satin leaves to frame it.

Blog-AvaDer191-001CNext, I created a sash out of red satin, laid it around the crown and added a matching red button for the final accent.

Blog-AvaDer191-001EI am now pleased to present the new “Ava” chapeau, ready for her Red Carpet debut at the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs!

Blog-AvaDer191-001DFor more views of the “Ava” hat design shown above, please visit the Ava Der191-001 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 63 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 62 Derby chapeaux and 62 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – What are the expensive box seats at Churchill Downs called where on Derby Day one can often spot celebrities and the well-to-do?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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