MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 29 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #29, the “Liza”, another brand new wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-29Hats The Liza hat style is one of my most versatile designs. Just under 18 inches from side to side, the Liza somehow always seems like the perfect hat choice for everything from fancy teas to weddings to the Kentucky Derby.

To help celebrate the 141st Kentucky Oaks and Pink Out Day at Churchill Downs,  I thought it might be fun to create a Liza that featured one of my favorite color combinations: pink and silver!

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

Blog-LizaDer13-121E-Web.Med I then handcrafted a large Marguerite using pink dupioni silk and silk organza for the petals and silver silk organza for the rose curl center. I then added a medley of silver satin organza leaves to frame it.

Blog-LizaDer13-121D-Web.Med Next, I created a layered sash out of silver dupioni silk, laid it around the crown and added a rose pink button for the final accent.

Blog-LizaDer13-121G-Web.Med And our new “Liza” chapeau makes her debut for the Kentucky Oaks today! The perfect choice not only for Churchill Downs but for weddings, teas, Royal Ascot and beyond.

Blog-LizaDer13-121A-Web.LgFor more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-121 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 29 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 28 Derby chapeaux and 28 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the filly who won the 2007 KY Oaks and then came back to be the first filly in 10 years to beat the boys (including Curlin) in the Belmont.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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