How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

I have continued my quest to learn how to tie a variety of knots. Last week I covered the Bowline knot which looks to be a very useful one to know. This week I have been practicing the Half Hitch – or really the Two Half Hitch. I am not a knot-guru by any means and the Two Half Hitch seems to be a good one for securing a rope around a tree, pole, or some other object. Once the knot is tied the “loop” within the rope can be adjusted and the more tension on the rope the tighter it grabs the object.

Well – lets look at how you tie the Two Half Hitch Knot:

 

STEP #1  Bring your “active” end and begin the first loop.

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STEP #2  Bring the active end around to complete the loop making sure that the end goes under the cord as it goes around to complete the first loop.

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STEP #3  Complete the first loop then bring the active end over the top of the loose section and begin to make another loop just like the first one.

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STEP #4  Complete the second loop per illustration below.

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STEP #6  Pull knot tight.

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Once the Two Half Hitch Knot is complete the loop that has been created is adjustable in size. Slip it over a post and when the loose end is pulled the loop will close onto the post. Very useful.

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Close up of completed Two Half Hitch Knot. Click to enlarge.

 

More to come……

Rourke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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3 Comments

  1. TY for sharing, Rourke! Between having learned how to sew, and having been a Girl Scout, your series is starting to bring memories back on knot tying! Please continue to share! Do you recommend a resource on knot tying?

  2. Rourke, thanks for sharing knot tying 101. I was in the Navy years ago and remember a few knots but it is good to be refreshed.

  3. Thanks for your second installment of “Knot Tying 101”. Please keep it up. I remember the first time I saw this knot was when my older brother used it on my first Scouting Hike. He used it to tie off the support lines to his 2-man tent. This allowed him to adjust the tension after pounding in the stakes. I’ve used it many times myself and it’s a great one to learn and use.

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