MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 73 of 101

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

Our hat for today is the medium brim “Lizzie” chapeau that is found in Salon 3 of the Derby Hat Collection at


The Lizzie design was in my original Derby Hat Collection.


Measuring approximately sixteen and a half inches wide, the Lizzie brim frames the face beautifully when the wearer’s face is upturned. This style has many, many different “looks” as you can see if you pop into Salon 3 and take a look.

This year I wanted to create a Lizzie hat in a mix of red and black for the Derby. I fashioned the base of the hat out of red dupioni silk with red silk organza brim layers. I then created a large “pinwheel” style fleur out of red silk and taffeta for the petals and black silk organza for the rose curl center.


I added a black satin sash, black veiling and a black pebble button for additional black accents. The new Lizzie was ready for her debut at the Derby!


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

Please visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 73 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 72 Derby chapeaux and 72 days to go ’til the Run for the Roses!



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