MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 65 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #65, the “Liza” wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


This Liza was one of my first Derby Collection hat designs. A fan favorite every season, she has a classic look of elegance and style, and she matches almost everything which makes her versatile as well as stunning!


To celebrate the 140th Kentucky Derby I wanted to give this special Liza a makeover, adding a bit more detailing to the original trim design.

I created the foundation out of black dupioni silk and set it to the side to begin the trims. I then created a single black silk organza rose curl with a black button center that I framed with black French ribbons and a bit of black veiling which I also set to the side.


I then took ivory satin and created a simple pleated sash and a lavish double bow. I stitched the rose curl and ribbons into the center of the bow and added the entire bow trim to the hat foundation so it spilled over the brim edge.


Finally I added three black buttons to the back of the hat to give the design one last touch of elegance. The new-and-improved Liza of the Black Silk Rose was ready for her debut at the Derby and beyond!


For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-117 hat webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection for more Derby hat ideas. With four new Derby hat salons this year we have something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 65 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 64 Derby chapeaux and 64 days to go ’til the Run for the Roses!



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