MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 11 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #11, the “Liza”, a wide brim Derby chapeau that is found in Derby Hat Salon 1 at


I 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: silver, black and deep rich yellow!

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

Blog-LizaDer13-122BI then took deep yellow dupioni silk and soft yellow organza and handcrafted a large rose curl, adding scrumptious black silk organza leaves and a matching silk organza bow to frame it.

Blog-LizaDer13-122DNext, I created a sash out of black satin, laid it around the crown and added a matching black pebble button for the final accent.

Blog-LizaDer13-122GAnd 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-LizaDer13-122CFor more views of the “Liza” hat design shown above, please visit the Liza Der13-122 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 11 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 10 Derby chapeaux and 10 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Who was the very first Triple Crown winner?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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