MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 40 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #40, the wide brim “Liza” chapeau that is found in Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-40HatsI love the Liza hat style. Just under 18 inches from side to side, the Liza just somehow always seems like the perfect hat choice for everything from fancy teas to weddings to the Kentucky Derby.

To kick off the new 2015 Derby Hat Collection,  I thought it might be fun to create a Liza that featured one of my favorite color combinations: black and deep, rich CORAL!

I got started by fashioning a Liza hat foundation in black dupioni silk.

Blog-LizaDer13-123A-Web.LgI then took coral organza and handcrafted 3 medium rose curls, clustered them together and added scrumptious coral shantung leaves and long, slender silver silk organza “feathers” to frame it.

Blog-LizaDer13-123C-Web.MedNext, I created a sash out of coral shantung, laid it around the crown and added a cluster of matching clear coral buttons for the final accent on the back.
Blog-LizaDer13-123G-Web.MedAnd our new “Liza” chapeau makes her debut in the Derby Hat Collection today! The perfect choice not only for Churchill Downs but for weddings, teas, Royal Ascot and beyond.

Blog-LizaDer13-123A-Web.LgFor more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-123 webpage at

And don’t forget to visit our Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year featuring Big Brims, Extra Wide Brims, Flappers/Medium Brims, Fascinators, Cocktail Hats and Cloches.

Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 40 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 39 Derby chapeaux and 39 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the horse who has the unique record of having run in the Derby twice in the past 5 years.

The answer can be found at the following link – Derby Hats.

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



3 Replies to “MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 40 of 101”

    1. Aw Emily, THANK you! It’s the season when I am running to ketchup with everything. I LOVE Derby/wedding time, but I miss my BIRDS! Did have some amazing moments with eiders and brants recently. I am in LOVE with both! Hope you are well?

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