Ravelry has lots and lots of glove patterns, some of them very basic. If you find one you want to try, just don't finish the fingers and thumb all the way. Bind them off when they are the length you want. I think they might have some simple stockinette fingerless gloves even.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper