Just before Violet made an appearance I made this little bucket hat for Ellie, my first project from Oliver + S "Little things to sew". It was a one day project - taking me a little longer than I had anticipated, with a very pleasing result.
This is a lovely pattern, and yes it is reversible, but takes a little fiddling to get the reverse side finished just right. While I didn't think so at first (from looking at the pattern), I think with the amount of even top stitching and fitting straight edges to curves needed in this hat, this is a project suited to an intermediate level or very confident beginner sewer. If you're comfortable with a fair bit of fiddling and pinning, then you will be pleased with the outcome of this project.
That aside, Liesl's guidelines really are wonderful, and it was nice using a pattern of such high quality and clear instructions. This is one beautiful book and I plan on making a few more things soon.