Holmes deerstalker hat: What You Need

To make Holmes, you will need the following:

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • About 0.5 metres (0.6 yards) of a suitable fabric (see Holmes Fabric options)
  • About 0.5 metres (0.6 yards) of lining fabric (see Holmes Fabric options)
  • A rigid material for the visor insert (see Holmes Fabric options)
  • (Optional) About 1 metre of 1” (2.5cm) crossgrain ribbon or petersham.
  • (Optional) 1 covered button about 3/4” (2cm) - 7/8” (2.2cm)

Depending on style the ties and buttons are optional.

  • If you are making Buttonhole Ear Flaps you can omit the ties.
  • If you are making Tie Ear Flaps you can omit the button.
  • Ties can also be made from fabric if you prefer (see Holmes Cutting)
  • You can also use different width and type ribbons for the ties if you prefer.