To join the two sides of the beard, we need to cast on a few more stitches. This will be the part of the hat that goes across your face. I use Carleyy's technique for the single cast on.
SINGLE CAST ON TUTORIAL
It's quick and easy! Once you've done that for the allotted stitches, it's time to pick up the stitches from the other side of the beard that we made with the provisional cast on.
Pick up the stitches and knit into them, removing the provisional yarn (red in my case) as you go.
Cast on another lot of stitches for the part of the hat that will go around the back of your head.
If you're knitting in the round
, this is when you'd want to join your work and go to town!