The restless wanderers of Moominvalley
Hattifatteners are mysterious creatures whose only motivation in life is to keep moving towards the horizon. They are pale grey-white in colour and look something like mushroom stalks with paws that extend directly from their trunks. They grow from little white seeds – but only if the seeds are sown on Midsummer’s Eve – and can become charged up with electricity in lightning storms.
‘…the little white creatures who are for ever wandering restlessly from place to place, in their aimless quest for nobody knows what.’ (Comet in Moominland, 1946)