MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 56 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #56, the “Lizzie Der57-024”, a medium brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at


I created the original “Lizzie” design many years ago for my Derby Hat Collection in black dupioni silk with two wavy black silk organza brim layers and a simple rose curl trim. The hat proved to be popular not only with women headed to the Derby but also customers looking for a classic black hat to wear to other occasions as well


One lady loved the Lizzie hat style but wanted to know if I could create the hat in red tones with gray trim accents for her son’s wedding. Of course I told her it was no problem and began the project.

I created the foundation of the hat in red dupioni silk and the two wavy brim layers in red silk organza.

Blog-LizzieDer57-024FNext came the trims. I created a single rose curl in silver silk organza and then framed it with a medley of silver silk organza and slate gray taffeta leaves. I nestled the rose and leaves into the sash and added a hint of silvery gray hat veiling. The result was a colorful yet still classic twist on the original all black Lizzie.


Realizing how perfect she would be for the Derby, I added the new red silk Lizzie to my Derby Hat Collection where she has been a favorite ever since!

For more views of the “Lizzie” hat design shown above, please visit the Lizzie Der57-024 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year with everything from fascinators to extra wide brims!

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 56 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 55 Derby chapeaux and 55 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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