Create your own Sherlock Holmes inspired Deerstalker hat!

Create your own Sherlock Holmes inspired Deerstalker hat!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Materials Needed
  3. Cutting out the Pattern Pieces
  4. Joining the Crown Pieces
  5. Joining the Lining Pieces
  6. Attaching the Ear Flaps
  7. Sewing the Brim
  8. Fixing the Lining to the Hat
  9. Turning the Hat Inside Out
  10. Final Steps and Finishing Touches


Welcome to this tutorial for a PDF hat pattern that is available for purchase on Etsy. In this tutorial, I will guide you through the process of cutting out the pattern pieces, joining them together, and finishing the hat. With this pattern, you can create your own Sherlock Holmes-style deerstalker hat. Let's get started!

Materials Needed

Before we begin, let's gather all the materials you'll need for this project. Here's a list of what you'll need:

  • Pattern pieces for three sizes (small, medium, and large)
  • Fabric for the hat (Tweeds, woolens, heavyweight cottons, corduroy, etc.)
  • Lining fabric
  • Heavyweight buckram or interfacing
  • Ribbon or cord for the top of the hat
  • Cotton tape (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Needle and thread

Now that we have everything prepared, let's move on to cutting out the pattern pieces.

Cutting out the Pattern Pieces

Start by cutting out the pattern pieces according to the size you need. The pattern will include pieces for the crown, ear flaps, brim, and lining. Place the pattern pieces on your fabric and trace around them. Cut out six pieces of fabric for the crown, six pieces for the lining, four pieces for the ear flaps, and four pieces for the brim. If you're using heavyweight buckram or interfacing, cut two pieces to fit the brim.

Joining the Crown Pieces

Take two pieces of the crown fabric, with the right sides together, and stitch down one edge. Trim the seam to about half its width. Repeat this process with the remaining crown pieces, joining them two at a time until you have three pieces joined together. Trim the seams after each stitching.

Joining the Lining Pieces

Join the lining pieces together in the same manner as the crown pieces, creating two halves of the lining. Then, put the right sides of the lining together and sew them along the center seam.

Attaching the Ear Flaps

Take two ear flap pieces and a piece of ribbon or cord. Cut the ribbon into half and place it over the middle of one ear flap piece. Tack or stay stitch it in place before attaching the other section of the ear flap. Make sure not to catch the ribbon in the seam. Trim the seam and turn the ear flap right side out. Repeat this process for the other ear flap.

Sewing the Brim

Join the two brim pieces together with the right sides facing each other. Stitch the curved edge and trim the seam. Turn the brim right side out. Insert the heavyweight buckram or interfacing inside the brim and press it down. If needed, stay stitch along the open edge to secure the buckram.

Fixing the Lining to the Hat

Place the right side of the lining fabric to the right side of the hat. Tuck in the brim, ear flaps, and any other pieces inside, and sew the lining to the hat, leaving a small opening for turning the hat inside out. Trim any excess fabric.

Turning the Hat Inside Out

Carefully pull the hat through the small opening, turning it inside out. This may take some time and effort, but be patient. Once the hat is fully turned, stitch the opening closed either on the sewing machine or with a slip stitch by hand.

Final Steps and Finishing Touches

Check the length of the ribbons and trim them if necessary. Slip stitch the lining if desired. You can also add a sweatband or any additional embellishments to the hat. Finally, press the hat to give it a polished look. Trim any loose ends, and your Sherlock Holmes deerstalker hat is complete!

Now that you know the step-by-step process, have fun making your own hat and don't hesitate to reach out if you need any further assistance. Enjoy your new fashionable accessory!

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