MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 3 of 101

Welcome to A Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Today we are featuring Hat #3, the “Liza Der13-111” design that is found in the Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-3Hats I love the “Liza” Derby chapeau. She has a brim that frames the face beautifully and her trim possibilities are endless. This year I wanted to create an all-pink Liza design for Pink Out Day at the Kentucky Oaks.

I got the hat underway with a fuchsia dupioni silk foundation in the classic Liza brim style that measures just under 18 inches across.

Blog-LizaDer13-111A-PinkFor the trim centerpiece I fashioned a single rose curl out of hot pink satin which I framed with a medley of “variegated” green taffeta leaves.

Blog-LizaDer13-111C-PinkI then created a sash out of hot pink satin which I lined with green taffeta to encircle the crown of the hat. Yards of hot pink tulle were cut and gathered to surround the crown with just a hint of tulle spilling over the brim edges.

Blog-LizaDer13-111G-PinkAnd as I stood back I realized that this luscious new Liza was going to be not only a hit for the Kentucky Oaks celebrations but for the Royal Ascot races and many fancy tea parties to come!

Blog-LizaDer13-111B-PinkFor more views and details about the “Liza” chapeau shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-111 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our 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 3 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 2 Derby chapeaux and 2 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!




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