The Two Half Hitches is a utility knot that can be quickly tied, but on its own it is not as secure as other knots that we will discuss. However, it is used to finish off other knots to make those knots more secure. To understand these final steps of other knots, let’s look at how to tie this utility knot. To tie the Two Half Hitches.
Begin by forming a loop around the pole, with the working part of the rope on top.
Bring the working part through the loop. At this point, you have an overhand knot around the pole.
Bring the working part down and to the left. Loop it over the standing end.
Pull the working part through the loop just formed, tighten, and slide the knot along the standing end up to the post.
A correctly tied Two Half Hitches resembles a Clove Hitch tied around the standing end of the line.