I used half hitching to cover the handle of the box I use to carry my net making supplies. I used it as well to cover the sheath for a knife. The hitching around the carabiner replaced a foam pad that was used to deaden the sound of metal hitting metal. As you can see there are no ends visible in the hitching around the carabiner
Tie overhand knot around ring, short tag end. Pull down tag end parallel to object you are covering
Tie half hitch by bringing Working End around dowel and through bight you created. Pull tight and . . .
. . . repeat. You are beginning to cover the tag end
Repeat until you have covered most of the object.
Finishing will add four hitches.
Tie one loose hitch
Add three more
Bring Working End under four strands
From left to right you see four loose bights
Tighten them in sequence
Pull on Working End to complete knot. Trim off Working End