In 1943 a visored cap in wool was introduced for all troops and known as the Einheitsmütze. Its design was based on the mountain cap, whose style had been derived from visored Austrian cap of World War I. The turn-up could be pulled down to protect the neck and ears with flaps buttoning across the chin. As in the mountain and Army style caps, the turn-ups was scalloped in front to permit vision when pulled down. The turn-up was fastened in front by either one large or two small buttons.
The cap was plain an unpiped for enlisted men and NCOs. It was piped around the crown for officers.
A white cloth cover was issued for winter use in snowbound areas.