MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 17 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #17, the “Annabelle”, that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-17HatsOur featured Annabelle was inspired by an original design of the same name, the Annabelle Der7-003, all in hot pink burnt linen. Annabelle’s playful personality, with her unique “butterfly” medium size brim, has made her a fan favorite for fancy teas and garden parties as well as the Derby since her debut.

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-003-B-2When I purchased the hot pink fabric for the original Annabelle I also ordered fabric in yellow tones. Yellows are hot this season, including a smooth yellow called Custard, and our yellow Annabelle is in good company to make her entrance this year!

The new Annabelle was fashioned from the yellow print burnt linen, adding a bold yellow linen solid for the underbrim.

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-009DFor the trim centerpiece, a delicate rose curl in lemon organza was added along with a medley of leaves.

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-009FA sash of rich yellow dupioni silk was laid around the crown and a matching button handstitched into place for the final accent.

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-009HAs I created the hat I wondered if I would like her as much as the original Annabelle in pink. The answer was a resounding Yes!  I hope you enjoy her too…

Blog-AnnabelleDer7-009GFor 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 17 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 16 Derby chapeaux and 16 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the designer of The Twin Spires, one of the grandest sights for the crowds that will come to Churchill Downs on Derby Day!

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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