The Burlap Headwrap is a default blueprint item that players can craft immediately after spawning, once they’ve obtained the necessary Cloth.
The burlap headwrap fills a niche for players who want to craft early game armor quickly. Alone it provides low projectile and melee resistance but does boast decent cold resistance for a cheap item.
But, if you’re the kind of player who just wants head defense quickly, or likes the massive range of skins available for the burlap headwrap, then the headwrap is a perfectly serviceable item for the RUST early game.
Burlap provides very little in the way of defense, but the other benefits of the burlap set make them worth crafting nonetheless.
They will be outclassed by all other armors very quickly. Still, the burlap set includes a substantial amount of cold resistance, allowing players to venture into the winter biomes and set up there if they choose.
You can craft all burlap pieces with cloth alone. You’ll find cloth in RUST by picking up the green shrub-like plants that litter the starting areas.
While it may seem like a chore when you begin the game, players quickly develop a habit of grabbing every hemp shrub they see while traveling—even going out of their way to pick one up unnecessarily.
As such, it’s not too important to go looking strictly for hemp cloth. Instead, simply do other tasks, such as chopping wood and gathering stone, and you’re likely to pick up some cloth along the way.