MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 21 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #21, the Liza Der13-120 hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownPoster-2015-21HatsWe are now just 3 weeks away from the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. In anticipation of the traditional Garland of 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.

Blog-LizaDer13-120GI 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.

Blog-LizaDer13-120HThis new Liza is full of Derby-inspired tradition and ready for her debut at the 141st Run for the Roses!

Blog-LizaDer13-120A-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 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 21 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 20 Derby chapeaux and 20 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Name the company that has created the Garland of Roses for the Derby winner each year since 1987.

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!



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