Is cotton ok for a baby hat?

I have this cotton, and I LOVE the colorway… but when I did a guage piece, I was giving it a little tug and such,and it doesnt recover like acrylic… should I just use the cotton for burp cloths instead?? Does any other natural fiber have the “recovery” like acrylic does?

Wool has more give than cotton. You could use a cashmere blend like Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino so it is nice and soft but still warm.

If the pattern has ribbing around the bottom, it should still work with cotton. Babies grow so fast that the hat will be too small before it would get worn out.

How about using it for a bib?