How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

The Two Half Hitch is the perfect knot for hanging a clothesline—or hammock—between two trees or posts.

You will need

  • A single length of rope
  • Something to hitch to
  • such as a post
  • pole
  • or ring

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

Step 2 Pass behind standing part Pass it 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 Pull tight Pull it tight to complete a Half Hitch.

Step 5 Pass end through standing part Pass the end of the rope behind the standing part again.

Step 6 Bring through 2nd loop & tighten Bring it back up and through this second loop you’ve just formed (making a second Half Hitch) and tighten.