K1, P to last stitch, K1

As a new knitter, this doesn’t make sense to me. If I K1 then P to the last stitch, what’s left to K? I really want to knit my 11mo old grandson an earflap beanie and this is in the directions. Thanks so much for your help!

It’s really intended to be “k1, purl [I]up to[/I] (but not including) the last stitch, knit the last stitch” but the directions shorten it.

Thank you so much. I’m a very literal person and your explanation makes perfect sense to me!