This project may look a little familiar to you! For those of you who are regular readers, my Nov. 1st post featured a hat exactly like this one.. but this IS a different version of it, just knitted up in the same yarn, same color, same pattern. Yes– I enjoyed making the Ana Hat that much, enough to make it all over again without changing anything.

I may well make it one more time, too, so that I can keep a version for myself. Like the first hat, this one is a gift that will be sent away directly! And as you can see, this package includes a coordinating cowl. I chose the fancy lace and cables of the Water Diamonds Cowl (more info here on Ravelry), because I thought the stitches’ details would “read” nicely against the plain stockinette of the hat. I wasn’t disappointed! I think the two together make a lovely set.

I used Malabrigo Worsted in Verde esperanza for this project.. but you already knew that if you saw the first version of the hat! I wasn’t kidding when I said I’ve been going to Malabrigo for every project recently. I literally can’t get enough of the stuff! I have a couple more Malabrigo projects in the works, too. You’ll see.