MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 14 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #14, the “Poppy” wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-14Hats People have always said that the Kentucky Derby is all about the hats. I would add that it is still and always will be about the horses as well. A while back, I wrote a blog about how I created the “Poppy” hat to celebrate all of the wonderful horses in our lives and to thank them for the many ways in which they serve and inspire us.


I fashioned the Poppy out of a white dupioni silk with a rich red dupioni silk underbrim to frame the face.


The Poppy hat is trimmed with three delicate poppies created in red silk organza with black silk organza centers and leaves. A sash was created out of black taffeta and yards of red and chocolate brown tulle surround the crown. For the final accent, three small black buttons adorn the back seam.



For more views of the “Poppy” hat design please visit the Poppy Chapeau 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 14 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 13 Derby chapeaux and 13 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the son of Holy Bull who won the Derby in 2005 and became the second biggest longshot to win the Derby, tied with Mine That Bird.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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