MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 50 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #50, the “Brooklyn”, a  brand new extra wide brim design found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-50HatsI love creating hats with ruffled silk organza brim edges and this year I have added several new ones to my Derby Hat Collection.

Among the new ones is a ruffle brimmed chapeaux for the Kentucky Oaks.

I got started by fashioning a 17-inch hat foundation in white dupioni silk, adding a white silk organza ruffled layer to the brim edge with a fancy braiding accent.

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001E-Web.MedFor the trim centerpiece I created a large Marguerite out of white silk organza petals with a rose curl created out of fuchsia chiffon and shantung for the center. I added a medley of bright green organza, taffeta and satin leaves to frame the Marguerite.

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001F-Web.MedFor the finishing touches I created a sash out of spring green satin lined with apple green organza, laid it around the crown and added a clear button as an accent.

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001H-Web.MedOur new “Brooklyn” chapeau is ready for her Red Carpet debut at the 141st Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs!

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001B-Web.MedFor more views of the “Brooklyn” hat design shown above, please visit the Brooklyn Der193-001 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 50 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 49 Derby chapeaux and 49 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the founder of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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