MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 28 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #28, the “Annabelle” of the Polka Dots found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-28Hats-Web.LgThe original Annabelle design featuring a fuchsia burnt floral linen print has been a favorite for the Derby and fancy teas since she was introduced…

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-003-B-2Every Derby season I get a major craving for polka dots. It seemed to me that the Annabelle shape would be perfectly suited to playful polka dots amidst  a classic palette of black, red and white for the 141st Run for the Roses!

I created the Annabelle hat foundation in black and white cotton with a bold red silk underbrim for an element of surprise when the wearer’s face is upturned. I fashioned a simple red taffeta sash with matching leaves as the setting for a large red silk organza rose curl.

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-010DThe “butterfly wings” of the back brim add a special twist to the hat. And for the final touch, there is a tiny red button in the back.

For anyone like me who loves playful polka dots, the new Annabelle is PERFECT!

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-010HFor more views of the Annabelle chapeau shown above, please visit the Annabelle 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 28 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 27 Derby chapeaux and 27 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the 1937 Derby winner sired by the great Man O’War.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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