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):
Insert RH needle through stitch and wrap yarn as though to knit.
Wrap yarn around required number of fingers (in this case four) and around the needle again.
There are now two stitches ready to be pulled through.
Pull the loops through and slip the old stitch from the LH needle
Inserting the LH through the two loops on the RH needle from the RIGHT saves me transferring them. Notice that, once the LH points to the right once again, the positions of the loops are EXACTLY the same as if I'd transferred them.
Wrap yarn and knit.
Pull the loop at the back of the work to tighten the knot.
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:
All cast on and ready to go.