MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 30 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #30, the “Sallita”, a medium brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-30Hats-Web.Lg There is something wonderful about the color purple. It just seems that no matter what color you set against it, purple just seems to make them both pop!

Recently I created a new Derby “Sallita” hat design to celebrate the magic of black silk with purple trimmings. I began with a hat foundation created out of black dupioni silk in the classic Sallita brim style.

Blog-SallitaDer6-041B-Web.Med For the trim centerpiece I created a single rose curl out of alternating layers of plum organza and taffeta and framed them with a sprawling medley of purple shantung, lavender taffeta and silver satin leaves.

Blog-SallitaDer6-041D-Web.MedI then fashioned a purple shantung sash to surround the crown. Finally, I added a  purple button to adorn the back.

Blog-SallitaDer6-041E-Web.MedOur new “Sallita” is now ready for her Derby debut at this year’s Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. She would also make a lovely chapeau for Royal Ascot, Breeders’ Cup or a fancy tea!

Blog-SallitaDer6-041C-Web.MedFor more views of the “Sallita” hat design shown above, please visit the Sallita Der6-041 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 30 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 29 Derby chapeaux and 29 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the only Triple Crown winner who sired a Triple Crown winner.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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