He needs new ones, and fast. I had this pattern already which I had bought in last year's Ravelry Indie Designer Gift-Along (more about that later). It's written for worsted weight, which I don't have except in kitchen cotton, so I'm using sock yarn held doubled which is working out nicely. The pattern itself is Wee Little Sheep Mittens from Birch Hollow Cottage. It's a very cute pattern in children's sizes, and if you don't fancy sheep there are foxes, raccoons, hedgehogs, frogs, gnomes, mice, cats and rabbits to choose from as well.
As soon as these are done I'll be right back into my own designs again. I have a beret pattern drawn up that I'm itching to cast on!