MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 46 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #46, the Billie Der116-003 top hat Derby design that is found in Salon 4 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-46HatsI have been making top hats for many years. They make a great look for a Derby adventure as well as for weddings and Royal Ascot!

The “Billie” was the very first mini top hat design that I ever created.

I began with a black dupioni silk hat foundation. For the trim centerpiece I fashioned a single large rose curl out of alternating layers of deep garnet red metallic taffeta and black silk organza.

Blog-BillieDer116-003Fweb.MedI then took black netting and crafted a free form bow with medium tails.

Blog-BillieDer116-003Eweb.MedBlog-BillieDer116-003Dweb.MedSuch a wonderful equestrian flair that is perfect for an equine sporting events like the Derby, Breeders’ Cup or carriage driving competitions!

Blog-BillieDer116-003Cweb.Med For more views of the “Billie” hat design please visit the Billie hat 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 46 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 45 Derby chapeaux and 45 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the filly who won the 1915 Kentucky Derby, was never beaten by any of the fillies of her time, and in 1957 was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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