MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 84 of 101

The Derby Hat Countdown rolls on featuring 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


A wonderful woman came to me last Derby season with a simple recipe for her idea of the perfect Derby chapeau. Her recipe included just three basic ingredients: a red silk hat, a single red Derby rose and “oodles of red tulle”.

I got to work and created a 17.5-inch Liza hat base in red dupioni silk. I fashioned the rose curl out of red satin and then added metallic taffeta leaves in two shades of green to frame it. I then placed the rose curl centerpiece against layers of swirling red tulle which I ran around the crown. For the finishing touch I added a red taffeta sash lined with green metallic taffeta and a single red button accent. It is indeed a stunning red Derby chapeau, thanks to the vision of a truly lovely lady.

And now we are just 11 Saturdays away from “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, the Kentucky Derby!


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

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas, and please let us know if we can help you find the perfect chapeau for your Derby Day adventure!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 84 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 83 Derby chapeaux to go ’til Derby Day!



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