Step 1: Pass the rope over the post and around it.

Step 2: Pass the running end over the standing part, then pass it around the post from behind.

Step 3: Pass the running end through the loop.

Step 4: Tighten the knot.

Step 5: The Lark's head is complete!

The cow hitch is a hitch knot used to attach a rope to an object. The cow hitch comprises a pair of half-hitches tied in opposing directions, as compared to the clove hitch in which the half-hitches are tied in the same direction. It has several variations and is known under a variety of names. It can be tied either with the end of the rope or with a bight. ABoK #5, #56, #59, #244, #1184, #1673, #1694, #1698, #1700, #1802, #2163, #2164, #2168, #2175, #3317