MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 13 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #13, the Liza Der13-118, a elegant wide brim hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-13HatsI have a fondness for the Liza Derby hat style. Measuring approximately 17.5 inches end to end, she was one of my earliest designs in the Derby Hat Collection and for a long time my widest brim.  Perfect for just about any occasion, the “Liza” has so many different “looks” as you can see if you pop into Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection

The Liza Der13-118 was the result of a customer request for a classic wide brim style that would be suitable not only for the Derby but also for an upcoming wedding in London.

I created the hat foundation out of a silver dupioni silk and encircled the crown with a black taffeta sash.


I then fashioned a large black taffeta double bow with short tails that just spilled over the brim edge. Next came three medium rose curls created out of black silk organza and nestled into the bow knot. Black taffeta leaves and large pebble buttons provided the finishing touches…



…along with a button in the back.


This grand Lady is simply scrumptious and fits the bill for just about any occasion, including the Kentucky Derby!


For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-118 webpage at

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

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 13 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 12 Derby chapeaux and 12 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!




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