MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 54 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #54, the “Taylor”, a brand new Derby top hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-54HatsSeveral days ago I debuted the “Taylor” chapeau, a brand new Derby top hat design with a flat wired brim that can be shaped for different looks.

Blog-TaylorDer186-001D-Web.MedBecause I love black and white hat combinations, I wanted to make sure that I also created a black and white silk Taylor top hat for this year’s Derby and Royal Ascot.

I fashioned the base of the hat out of white dupioni silk, adding a flat, wired brim.

Blog-TaylorDer186-002E-Web.MedI trimmed the crown of the hat with a black and white pinstripe linen band. I then added black hat veiling all around the crown, letting it spill over the brim edges.

For the trim centerpiece I fashioned a double bow out of the same pinstripe linen as the band and added a spray of black silk organza “feathers” for a dramatic accent.

Blog-TaylorDer186-002C-Web.MedThe final trim element was a black pebble button which I added to the back of the hat.

Blog-TaylorDer186-002F-Web.MedAnd our second new “Taylor” top hat design was finished and is now ready for your Derby adventure, Royal Ascot, carriage driving competitions and other equine sporting events!

Blog-TaylorDer186-002B-Web.MedFor more views of the “Taylor” hat design shown above, please visit the Taylor Der186-002 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 #54 in our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 53 Derby chapeaux and 53 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the horse who finished 2nd in the 1920 Kentucky Derby and then went on to hand Man O’War, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, his one and only defeat.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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