Tying a Half Hitch
Tying Two Half Hitches
More Half Hitch Info
The knot is attractive to the eye and so is used decoratively for French whipping which is also known as half hitch whipping.
Although two Half Hitches do make a complete “Hitch”, it is better to begin by first passing the rope around the post or bollard a second time to make the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches. This is more secure and provides easier control of the load while tying the Half Hitches.