I came up with this snowflake years ago, and just never got around to sharing it properly. This is a really simple snowflake, done in any yarn you want. If you do it at a tight enough gauge you probably won’t even need to block it unless you just really want to, and the same goes for stiffening it.

Yarn and hook I used
Red Heart Super Saver
F hook

– Chain 4 and join into a ring
– ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 7, slst in 4th ch from hook, [ch 3, slst in same ch as before] twice, slst 3) 6 times, slst in 1st sc
– FO

I personally like to leave the starting and ending tails long, and just tie them together to make a loop to hang the flake with. However, if you like, you can weave in the ends, block/stiffen if you so desire, and add your own hanger.