The term “harmonic” has many applications in music. One definition would be relating to vibrations that are produced as the direct result of vibrations occurring from a nearby body (aka “sympathetic vibrations”) Harmonic may also refer to the tonal component of a complex sound.
The Harmonic hat is constructed by first working flat (in rows) for the bottom band and then joining to work in the round. The colorwork band serves aesthetic and practical functions. It adds visual appeal to the finished design and interest during the knitting process. The more practical aspect is that the colorwork creates a denser fabric, which provides added warmth around the wearer’s ears.
Before you begin, decide which cast on and bind off/seaming method you wish to use. For a smooth seamless look you will want to start by using a provisional cast on and then later graft your stitch