MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 23 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #23, the “Liza”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-23HatsLiving on Cape Cod near the ocean and the marshes may explain my love for deep blues and sea greens. I also love polka dots. Last Derby season I decided to combine these favorites into a wide brim chapeau!

I began with a luscious white dupioni silk and created a hat base that measured 17″ across.

Blog-LizaDer13-106F For the trim I fashioned a large blue and white polka dot-lined navy satin double bow with a matching sash. For the center of the bow, I created a single rose curl out of alternating layers of white silk organza and blue satin, framing it with a medley of mixed green taffeta leaves.

Blog-LizaDer13-106DInspired by the ocean, I swirled layers of deep blue tulle around the crown, letting the filmy fabric spill over the brim like the edges of waves in the sunlight.

Blog-LizaDer13-106EFor one last touch, a deep sea blue button for the back!

Blog-LizaDer13-106GMy polka dot Liza by the Sea was ready to be transported to Louisville for an adventure of racing, sipping mint juleps to the strains of “My Old Kentucky Home!”

Blog-LizaDer13-106BFor more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-106 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 23 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 22 Derby chapeaux and 22 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the jockey who rode Untapable to victory in last year’s KY Oaks.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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