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How to Tie the Two Half-Hitches Knot

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Use two half-hitches to tie a rope to a tree, ring or dock. Two half-hitches are commonly used to tie guy lines onto a dining fly. Here’s how to tie this knot.

  • Pass the running end of the rope around the post or through the grommet.
  • Bring the end over and around the standing part of the rope, then back through the loop that has formed. This makes a half-hitch.
  • Continue taking the end around the standing part to tie another half-hitch (this time outside the loop). Be sure to go around the standing part in the same direction.
  • Pull the knot snug and slide it against the pole or grommet.


11 Comments on How to Tie the Two Half-Hitches Knot

  1. Thanks for this video. I was struggling with this and you helped me. Thank you!

  2. Optimisticotter // September 12, 2020 at 12:37 pm // Reply

    It’s actually pretty simple,try finding a different resource, like videos on youtube that explain it thoroughly. I felt the same way about knots, but now I have earned my scout rank and working towards Tenderfoot. Good Luck!

  3. I totally get it // July 13, 2020 at 4:08 pm // Reply

    I dont get it

  4. James T96B // May 31, 2020 at 10:34 am // Reply

    So easy🙄

  5. I totally get it

  6. im getting my scout rank yeet

  7. What do we use it for?

  8. thegasmaster // October 14, 2016 at 3:28 pm // Reply

    yay now i can do my board of review

  9. I am knot getting it😜

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