Pendleton hat company outfits the stars


Montana Peaks Hat Company of Pendleton provides hats for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris’ Disney Village, as well as for many movie sets.

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Montana Peaks Hat Company of Pendleton provides hats for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris’ Disney Village, as well as for many movie sets.

Company owner Laura Wortman and partner Richard Blackburn have made hats for Sissy Spacek in “Streets of Laredo” and Paul Gross in the Canadian western “Gunless.”

Montana Peaks has created hats for the Pendleton Round-Up court and directors as well as pink hats for breast cancer awareness events. Wortman said they are in the process of creating replicas of hats worn by past Round-Up cowgirls, such as Bonnie McCarroll and Ruth Roach.

Wortman and Blackburn make approximately 300 to 400 hats a year. Each hat takes 10 to 12 hours of labor — beginning with hat bodies from a furrier. The body colors are pre-blended and dyed.

Read more about the Oregon company in The Register-Guard.

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