This hitch is an interesting combination of three loops. The main virtue of the Highwayman’s Hitch is that it can quickly be released with one hand by pulling the working end. After releasing both ends of the rope appear on one side of the object, which helps to untie the knot faster.
Place the rope behind the object and fold it to form an open loop.
Thread over the object and through the loop.
Thread back through the loop, creating another loop.
Fold the other end of the rope to form the third loop and thread this loop through the second one.
Tighten the knot.
The Highwayman’s Hitch is complete.