MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 33 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #33, the “Elizabeth”, a Derby fascinator design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 4 at

Fascinators and cocktail hats have been making a splash at Churchill Downs for the past several years. A long-time tradition at Royal Ascot, fascinators are now considered by some to be as much a part of Derby tradition as the classic wide brims.

The original “Elizabeth” fascinator was created for a very special lady who needed just the right accent for her elegant black silk gown…


For this year’s Derby I wanted to offer an Elizabeth all in red to celebrate the Run for the Roses!

Deep red dupioni silk forms the foundation for the new “Elizabeth” Derby style. A medium red satin rose curl was fashioned and set into a medley of delicate red silk organza leaves.


Red grosgrain ribbons, red veiling, twinkling red buttons and red tulle sprays are the finishing flourishes that truly make “Elizabeth” sparkle.


I think you’ll agree that the “Elizabeth” makes an elegant statement that is perfect for the Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot as well as a fancy tea party!


For more views of the “Elizabeth” hat design shown above, please visit the Elizabeth Der129-003 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 33 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 32 Derby chapeaux and 32 days to go ’til the Run for the Roses!



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