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How to Tie a Half Hitch Knot

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Published on Sep 18, 2008

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Think of the Half Hitch as a starter knot—it won't support a lot of strain, but it's easily tightened and loosened and forms the base for many more complicated knots.

Step 1: Pass end of rope
Pass the end of the rope up through the ring from below.

Step 2: Bring behind other end
Bring it down and behind the remaining end—or "standing part"—of the rope.

Step 3: Pass end through loop
Bring the end back up and pass it through the eye of the loop you've just formed.

Step 4: Tighten
Pull it tight to complete the Half Hitch.

Did You Know?
The Half Hitch is basically an Overhand Knot tied around an object.

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