MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 40 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #40, the “Liza”, a wide brim Derby hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


The Kentucky Derby is all about the ROSES! To celebrate this 140-year-old weekend of American Thoroughbred horse racing, I wanted to create a hat that would be suitable for the Kentucky Oaks as well as the Derby.

I began by creating a black silk hat base measuring just under 18 inches at the brim. I trimmed the hat with a large rose curl in fuchsia dupioni silk and hot pink organza. A medley of loden green metallic taffeta leaves and matching French ribbons frame the rose.


Soft loden green tulle was layered and swirled around the crown until it spilled over the brim edges.


A loden green button was handstitched to the sash as the finishing touch for a Liza that is indeed as perfect for the Kentucky Oaks as it is for the Derby!


For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-114 webpage at

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

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 40 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 39 Derby chapeaux and 39 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!



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