Red Army Cavalry Hat (Budenny Cap)
A traditional budenovka hat, like the ones used by the Red Army from 1919-1941
Sewn from the cloth of a military overcoat.
This legendary cavalry hat, also known as a budenovka, was designed by a Russian artist in the early 20th century. It was made to resemble the helmets of ancient Russian bogatyr warriors, linking the new Russian army to its historical roots, but the design wasn't adopted until after the October Revolution. In 1920, however, they were worn by the Red Army's famous 1st Cavalry, which was commanded by Semyon Budenny, who gave the hat its current popular name.