Kentucky Derby Hats

 (photo Churchill Downs)

My friend and me aren't going to the races...no Churchill Downs...no Louisville...no runnin' for the roses...no Kentucky Derby...no celebrity watching...

 (Famed actress Claudette Colbert attends the 1950 Derby. Photo: Churchill Downs-Kinetic Corp)

BUT...we can have our own party...watch the horses on television...decorate with flowers...AND design our derby hats!!

(Frank Couch)
Wearing hats at the racetrack is as much a tradition as serving mint juleps and singing
 My Old Kentucky Home...

Designing hats is a foreign experience for me.  Hats are lovely.  I wear hats in winter to protect from the cold wind.  I wear hats in the summer to help shade my face from the intense sunshine.  But, never, no, never, have I designed a Kentucky Derby Hat!

So I needed a little inspiration...


 (photo Churchill Downs)
(photo Churchill Downs)
  (photo Churchill Downs)
(photo Churchill Downs)
   Hats and horses...there seems to be a love affair...    Is there a song hidden somewhere in that line?
Overflowing with inspiration, my friend and me MUST get down to designing our own...because as y'all know the races are about to begin!!

See ya down the junkin' road!!


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