WW2 GERMAN SS CAMO FIELD CAP
First introduced in May of 1942, this headgear was also similar in style to the tropical visored field cap, being designed without moveable side flaps or buttons. They were produced in various camouflaged colours, and like SS Camo smocks, were meant to be reversible depending on the terrain and season. Camo field caps were initially produced without insignia although this changed later. Some were factory made but most were made under local contracts some had air vent grommets and some did not as seen on page 282 of the book 'The collectors guide to the distinctive cloth headgear of the Allgemeine and Waffen SS' by Michael D. Beaver and William Shea.
As with much of the headgear worn by the SS, a great deal of latitude was given to the soldiers in the field wearing these caps with some adding metal insignia from the visor caps-absolutely against regulations but done nonetheless. There are many photos showing this practice (quoted from the Beaver-Shea book).
This cap is made from a rip-stop camo material and shows signs of heavy use as shown in the images. A SS skull has been period added to the front. Reversible camo pattern. No grommets to sides. No Makers stamps or marks which is totally correct. A nice piece.