MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 32 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #33, the “Chelsea”, another brand new medium brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-32HatsjpgThe Chelsea hat is a popular design for the Derby and Kentucky Oaks. A medium size brim, the Chelsea frames the face beautifully!

This year for Derby, I wanted to create a new Chelsea in the Pantone color called “Marsala”. 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.

I fashioned the base of the hat out of a Marsala metallic taffeta.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-043B-Web.MedFor the trim centerpiece I fashioned a large rose curl out of alternating layers of deep burgundy taffeta and a crinkled wine organza, and framed it with a medley of mocha, soft gold organza leaves and black hat veiling.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-043C-Web.MedFor the final touch, I created a layered sash out of deep burgundy metallic taffeta and laid it around the crown. A matching pebble button was stitched to the back.

Blog-ChelseaDer60-043F-Web.MedFor more views of the “Chelsea” hat design shown above, please visit the Chelsea Der60-043 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 32 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 31 Derby chapeaux and 31 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the youngest jockey to ever win the Derby?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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