MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 7 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #7, the Liza Der13-120 hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


We are now just one week away from the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. In anticipation of the blanket of red roses that gets draped over the winning Derby horse, I created a new Liza chapeau that captures this longstanding tradition. The Kentucky Derby is all about the ROSES!

I began by creating a “Liza” hat base in black dupioni silk that measures just under 18 inches across.


I trimmed the hat with a large rose curl in red silk organza. Keeping the Derby tradition of mint juleps in mind, I fashioned a medley of lime green organza and spring green taffeta leaves to frame the rose.

Blog-LizaDer13-120FI then took yards of swirling lime green tulle to surround the crown, letting it spill gently over the brim edges.

Blog-LizaDer13-120C For the finishing touch I added a red button to the back of the hat.


This new Liza is full of Derby-inspired tradition and ready for her debut at the 140th Run for the Roses!


For more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-120 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 7 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 6 Derby chapeaux and 6 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!




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