MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 31 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #31, the “Liza Der13-097”, a wide brim Derby hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


The Liza is one my most versatile Derby hat designs. She has a perfect brim width at just under 18 inches, her shape frames the face beautifully and the endless variety of trim possibilities give her many different looks.

I began this Derby Liza with a hat foundation created out of a rich black dupioni silk. I then took yards upon yards of hot pink tulle and swirled them around the entire crown like cotton candy at the carnival.



Next I created a medium size rose curl out of hot pink organza, framed it with black satin leaves and nestled it into one side of the tulle layers to give Liza some extra attitude and pizzazz.



This “Liza” is one of those hats that you will always love and your many admirers will never forget! A pure confection of color and style. She is perfect for Royal Ascot as well as the Kentucky Derby and Oaks races at Churchill Downs.


For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-097 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 31 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 30 Derby chapeaux and 30 days to go ’til the Run for the Roses!



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