So it's been time to do the hair.
The hair is done with a loop stitch:
1. Insert RH needle and wrap yarn as though to stitch
2. Wrap yarn around (certain number) of fingers and the needle again
3. Knit pulling both loops though.
4. Transfer loops back to LH needle
5. Knit loops together
6. Tighten loop
Now, I'm not one to faff about transferring loops back to the LH needle if I can help it. So, leaving the two stitches on the RH needle I insert the LH needle through the stitches from the right. Geometrically, it's identical.
Loop stitch in pictures (Leth-styley):
The result is a lovely head of curls. The loops were then cut to give a shaggy look.
Obviously I couldn't stitch on the wig without giving Samuel a face first, so copying the photograph in the book I stitched in his features.
Then came his beard, which was a row of loop stitches spaced out with knit stitches. The strands were cut, separated, gathered into two bunches and bound.
I have not yet dug about in the cupboard for beads to add to his hairstyle, but here he is:
I am unhappy with his hat, so I have devised an alternative pattern and shall see how that turns out.
All cast on and ready to go.