Cotton for cables

Is cotton not ideal for cabling because it lacks the stretch that wool does, or would it be okay? Or would a cotton wool blend like Cotton Fleece (80% cotton 20% wool) be better, or is that not enough wool to make a difference?

I woud like to make an in-the-round cabled chemo cap using a cotton or mostly cotton blend, for summertime, so if anyone has suggestions for a pattern, please let me know!

Well, I hope it’s okay because I’m getting ready to knit a cabled sweater in Knit Picks Main Line which is 75% cotton and 25% wool. The pattern is Not Your Standard-Issue Sweatshirt which they show on their site knitted in Main Line. The cables look fine to me! :smiley: