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)