MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 10 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #10, the “Brooklyn”, a  brand new extra wide brim design found in Salon 2 of the Derby Hat Collection

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-10HatsI love creating hats with ruffled silk organza brim edges and this year I have added several new ones to my Derby Hat Collection.

With our tough winter this year on the Cape, I have had a hankering for a wide brim hat with ruffles trimmed with pink and green tones to herald in the warmer days and new growth!

I got started by fashioning a 17-inch hat foundation in white dupioni silk, adding a white silk organza ruffled layer to the brim edge with a fancy braiding accent.

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001E-Web.MedFor the trim centerpiece I created a large Marguerite out of white silk organza petals with a rose curl created out of fuchsia chiffon and shantung for the center. I added a medley of bright green organza, taffeta and satin leaves to frame the Marguerite.

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001F-Web.MedFor the finishing touches I created a sash out of spring green satin lined with apple green organza, laid it around the crown and added a clear button as an accent.

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001H-Web.MedOur new “Brooklyn” chapeau is ready for her Red Carpet debut at the 141st Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs!

Blog-BrooklynDer193-001B-Web.MedFor more views of the “Brooklyn” hat design shown above, please visit the Brooklyn Der193-001 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 10 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 9 Derby chapeaux and 9 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – When were Derby jockeys first allowed to wear corporate advertising logos on their clothing for the Derby?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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