MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 86 of 101

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

Our hat for today is the “Liza” wide brim chapeau that is found in Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection at


The Kentucky Derby is all about the ROSES! To celebrate this 140-year-old horse racing tradition held every year on the first Saturday in May, I wanted to create a hat that would celebrate the Derby rose with a MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® twist!

Inspired by the Run for the Roses, I created a black silk hat base measuring just under 18 inches across. I trimmed the hat with a single large rose curl in hot pink organza. A medley of fuchsia dupioni silk and spring green taffeta leaves frame the rose; swirling green tulle surrounds the crown and a hot pink button adorns the sash.

The hot pink rose makes this Liza the perfect hat for the Kentucky Oaks as well as the Derby!


For more views of the Liza chapeau shown above, please visit the Liza hat webpage.

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection where you can stroll through four unique Derby hat salons and find the perfect chapeau for your Derby Day adventure!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 86 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 85 Derby chapeaux to go ’til Derby Day!



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