In this tutorial we take a look at this exotic decorative knot.
The headhunter’s knot is probably one of my favorites. I have shown the 2 pass headhunter’s knot in an earlier tutorial, this time I am going to demonstrate a 3 pass version. It is tied in much the same way and you will quickly find similarities between the two.
Top view of the knot:
For tying this knot you will need a mandrel (in my case a piece of a broom handle) and some gutted paracord (I will usually flatten it). A lacing needle is recommended (you can easily make your own). I also use a rubber band to hold the standing end in place. With these few items at hand, let’s begin!
The basic setup.
Wrap around once, over the standing end (O1).
Then go up, under one (U1).
Go down, over two (O2).
And up, under two (U2).
Down again, over three (O3).
And up, under three (U3).
Down, under one, over three (U1-O3).
Up, over one, under three (O1-U3).
Down, under two, over three (U2-O3).
Up, over two, under three (O2-U3).
Down, under three, over three (U3-O3).
Up, over three, under three (O3-U3).
Down, over one, under three, over three (O1-U3-O3).
Up, under one, over three, under three (U1-O3-U3).
Down, over two, under three, over three (O2-U3-O3).
Up, under two, over three, under three (U2-O3-U3).
Down, over three, under three, over three (O3-U3-O3).
Tuck in under three to finish.
If you prefer video tutorials, see the video below: