East German Winter Hats

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This is required equipment for East German Grenztruppen and East German Motor Rifles participants.


You must have least one of the cold weather hats, but it is recommended you have both:

  • Ushanka with round NVA flash is preferred, and is also comfortable.
  • A black knit cap is also acceptable.


  • The East German Enlisted Ushanka is the darker grey as pictured above.
  • The East German Officer's Ushanka are made with a lighter grey fake fur along with a larger cockade.

Knit Cap

  • The black knit 'watch' cap is useful when sleeping or on night patrols, instead of the Ushanka.


To understand sizing of East German uniform equipment, visit the NVA Sizing page.

Purchase Options

A East German enlisted Ushanka can be bought for around $20.