MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Derby Hat Countdown – 8 of 101

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

Today we are featuring Hat #8, the “Liza” wide brim chapeau that is found in Salon 1 of the Derby Hat Collection at


A wonderful woman came to me last Derby season with a simple recipe for her idea of the perfect Derby chapeau. Her recipe included just three basic ingredients: a red silk hat, a single red Derby rose and “oodles of red tulle”.

I got to work and created a 17.5-inch Liza hat base in red dupioni silk. I fashioned the rose curl out of red satin and then added metallic taffeta leaves in two shades of green to frame it.


I then placed the rose curl centerpiece against layers of swirling red tulle which I ran around the crown.

Blog-LizaDer13-111DFor the finishing touch I added a red taffeta sash lined with green metallic taffeta and a single red button accent.

Blog-LizaDer13-111HIt is indeed a stunning red Derby chapeau, thanks to the vision of a truly lovely lady!

For more views of the Liza chapeau shown above, please visit the Liza hat webpage.

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 8 of our Derby Hat Countdown.

Just 7 Derby chapeaux and 7 days to go ’til the 141st Kentucky Derby!

Your Derby Trivia Question for today – Has any horse ever won the Derby without racing as a 2-year-old?

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

‘Til next time, on to the Derby!




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