MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 39 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #39, the “Tasha” wide brim chapeau that is found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-39HatsThe “Tasha” was inspired by her older sister, the “Sasha” chapeau…

Blog-SashaDer93-001AAfter studying the asymmetrical Sasha brim shape, I began to play with her design. I created the Tasha hat base in white dupioni silk and reshaped the asymmetrical brim in a bold new way for a very different look.

Blog-TashaDer179-001A-Web.XL Inspired by the bedazzling blue tones of Pantone’s color chart predictions for Spring, I trimmed the hat with a single large rose curl fashioned out of alternating layers of deep blue tulle and taffeta.  Pantone, known world-wide for their color matching system, is closely watched by the fashion industry for their choices of the most popular current colors.

Finally, I added blue organza leaves, a lavish taffeta bow and swirling tulle for the finishing accents to the trim centerpiece to make it really pop!

Blog-DerbyHatCountdown-TashaDer179-001AThree cobalt blue buttons were stitched to the back for one last touch of dazzling blue elegance…


Simply sumptuous from any angle, the Tasha is ready for her Derby entrance! She is also an elegant choice for an entrance at a wedding, Royal Ascot or a lovely garden party this spring.

Blog-DerbyHatCountdown-TashaDer179-001AFor more views of the Tasha chapeau shown above, please visit the Tasha hat webpage.

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 39 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 38 Derby chapeaux and 38 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the filly who beat the boys in the 1988 Kentucky Derby.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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