MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 44 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #44, the “Megan”, a medium size Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-44HatsI recently created a collection of carriage driving hats for women to wear for their carriage driving competitions. One of my favorite hats in the collection is the “Meg” chapeau.

Blog-MegSMM86-001AI love the 2-layer brim of the Meg, and I thought that it might be fun to create a Derby version for this year’s Derby Hat Collection in classic navy and white.

For the foundation of the hat I began with a navy blue and white dupioni silk base, alternating the blue and the white silks to give the design a feeling of elegance and style.

Blog-MeganSMM209-001BFor the trim centerpiece I created a large double bow out of navy linen with a matching navy rose curl for the bow knot.

Blog-MeganSMM209-001A-CropFinally, I fashioned a sash out of navy linen, folded it in half and placed it around the crown.

Blog-MeganSMM209-001FAnd the new “Megan” chapeau is now ready for a trip to Churchill Downs – or perhaps a polo match or Concours d’Elegance event!

Blog-MeganSMM209-001EFor more views of the “Megan” hat design shown above, please visit the Megan SMM209-001 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 44 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 43 Derby chapeaux and 43 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the pop composer who released a song called “Run for the Roses” for the 1980 KY Derby.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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