Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

Two Half Hitches and Round Turn and Two Half Hitches are two very important and very simple knots. There are variations on number of turns around the object and number of applied Half Hitches.

How to tie a two half hitches knot

Two Half Hitches are also known as a Clove Hitch over itself, because it is basically a half-turn around an object followed by a clove hitch of the rope's tail around the standing part. Also, Two Half Hitches can be considered as an Overhand Knot tied around an object, followed by a Half Hitch.

How to tie a Two Half Hitches Knot

On the photos below, you can see how this knot is tied. Also, you can click on small photos to see larger gallery.

Pass the rope around the object and make first Half Hitch. Pull the end to make knot tight and then make another Half Hitch. Two Half Hitches is reasonably strong and secure knot that comes in number of variations.

How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches Knot

Round Turn and Two Half Hitches is binding knot very similar to the Two Half Hitches. The only difference is number of rope turns around the object. Generally, there is one additional turn, but since this knot is often used when line is under tension, number of turns can be increased to provide more control over the line.

how to tie round turn and two half hitches

On the photos below, you can see how this knot is tied. Also, you can click on small photos to see larger gallery.

Tying is also very simple: pass the rope twice around the object and make first Half Hitch. Pull the end to make knot tight and then make another Half Hitch. As one can see in the picture, it is Clove Hitch over number of turns.

Again, use multiple turns to increase control over the line under stress, but also use more Half Hitches to secure the line even more.

Round Turn and Two Half Hitches is very secure knot, but if the line is not under stress while tying the knot, but large forces are to be expected, then maybe one should use Anchor (Fisherman's) Hitch.