Knots/Hitch knots/Two half hitches

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Two half hitches
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Use: This reliable knot is quickly tied and is the hitch most often used in mooring.

How to tie:


  1. Pass end of rope around post or other object.
  2. Wrap short end of rope under and over long part of rope, pushing the end down through the loop. This is a half hitch.
  3. Repeat on long rope below first half hitch and draw up tight.