MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 45 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #45, the Patrice Der204-001 Derby design that is found in Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection at


Pantone’s showcasing of Classic Blue and Scuba Blue for Spring 2015 has inspired me to present another new Derby hat design to celebrate these colors. Pantone is known world-wide for their color matching system and is closely watched by the fashion industry for their color choices.

Inspired by a Derby customer from last season, I began the new design with a white dupioni silk hat foundation. For the trim centerpiece I fashioned two medium Marguerites with aqua organza petals and deep blue organza rose centers.  I framed each flower with matching blue leaves.

Blog-PatriceDer204-001C-Web.MedI then took blue taffeta and created a sash for around the crown, placing one more Marguerite/leaf cluster on the back; adding a layer of blue tulle for the final accent.

Blog-PatriceDer204-001D-Web.MedBlog-PatriceDer204-001E-Web.MedThe new “Patrice” is now available for your Derby adventure and would also make a stunning entrance at Royal Ascot!

Blog-PatriceDer204-001B-Web.MedFor more views of the “Patrice” hat design please visit the Patrice Der204-001 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 45 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 44 Derby chapeaux and 44 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – If all KY Derby entrants must be 3 years old, what is the official birthday for all Thoroughbred racehorses?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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