Hi! My name is Dan, and I’m here with Expert
Village today to talk about how to tie a girth hitch; it’s also known as the cow hitch
or the lark’s head. You can tie it using a loop or a single strand of rope. To tie
with a loop, take a turn around your object, go around its girth—that’s the name—feed
your loop through: that’s the girth hitch. It’s self tightening and very easy to untie.
So I can tie it with a loop one more time. You just take a turn around your object and
pull the end up…you can also tie it with a single strand by taking a bite or bending
your rope, wrapping it around and pulling both strands through the center: a girth hitch,
lark’s head or cow knot.