MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 15 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #15, back by popular demand, the “Felicia”, a medium size Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-15HatsThe 2015 Kentucky Oaks is just 2 weeks away and we have a brand new pink chapeau to help everyone celebrate Pink Out Day at Churchill Downs!

For the foundation of the hat I began with a fuchsia dupioni silk base.

Blog-FeliciaDer189-001BFor the trim centerpiece I created four “starfish” fleurs using pink organza for the petals and soft pink chiffon for the rose curl centers and set them aside.

Blog-FeliciaDer189-001GNext, I took yards of luscious rose pink tulle, laid it over the entire brim of the hat and nestled all four flowers into it.

Blog-FeliciaDer189-001EFor the finishing touch I fashioned a sash out of hot pink shantung and placed it around the crown.

Blog-FeliciaDer189-001FThe new “Felicia” chapeau is ready at last for her Kentucky Oaks adventure and the grand Pink Out Day celebrations at Churchill Downs!

Blog-FeliciaDer189-001CFor more views of the “Felicia” hat design shown above, please visit the Felicia Der189-001 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 15 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 14 Derby chapeaux and 14 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – As we all look forward to Kentucky Oaks 141, what famous British race was the Oaks modeled after?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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