Since its that time again I too have been starting to make snowflakes. I generally cannot follow the patterns out there because my tatting seems to have a mind of its own. So usually play with my own patterns and stitch counts etc...
I got some hand dyed thread from Lark in Nevada, Ill find a link for her and put in in a later post. You can order HDT from her as well and she takes requests!!!
Here is some of the hdt in a snowflake I did.
Its a very simple pattern R 5p sep by 2ds cl rw, ch of 8ds between the rings at the top, 10 from the ring to the join and 15 from join to join. I pull my DS tight so it will be bigger if you tat loosely.
Here are a couple more Snowflakes I have done recently.
I started a pattern for a hat/bonnet. I got a request for it to be in pink and black.