Mix wild colors for a personalized icebow (vibrant rainbow-like halos caused by light passing through snowflakes). Knit with five shades of fingering weight yarn, the possibilities are infinite.
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For size small [large], approximately 350  yards/325  meters fingering weight yarn, split between five colors and hat/mitts as follows: Hat: 200  yards/185  meters total, split between 160  yards/145  meters main color and 10 yards/10 meters in each of four contrast colors. Mitts: 150  yards/140  meters total, split between 110  yards/100  meters main color and 10 yards/10 meters in each of four contrast colors.
26 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
Approximate, after blocking: Sizes = Adult Small [Large] with notes for customizing a shorter or slouchier fit Hat circumference: 18.5 [21.5]”/47  cm at brim Mitt circumference: 7 ”/18  cm at palm
Intermediate (knitting in the round, reading charts, stranded colorwork)
Both hat and mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up
Version 11/5/2014 - Originally published. Version 11/8/2014 - Changes:
Page 4, Hat, Crown. Error - Rounds 1, 13, and 16 had wrong number of sts left at end of round. (Rounds 1 & 13 wrong for small, Round 16 wrong for large.)
Page 5, Mitts, Wrist/Chart. Error - Both small and large should end by working last 4 sts of Chart B.
Page 5, Mitts, Thumb Gusset, Round 1, Left Mitt. Error - Size large should end with k3.
Page 5, Mitts, Thumb Gusset, Rounds 4-15 . Error - Size large should increase until round 19 (not 17). Also, ending st count wrong for both sizes: should be 60  sts total at end of round.
Page 6, Mitts, Thumb, Rounds 1. Error - Size large should work 9 sts between the k2togs, however this isn't critical.