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.
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.
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.
STEP #4 Complete the second loop per illustration below.
STEP #6 Pull knot tight.
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.
More to come……