In the forests of Finland live many small creatures called Moomintrolls. Unlike regular trolls, they love sunshine and warmth and, in fact, hibernate all winter long. In the spring of each year they awake - the whole Moomin family and their friends and acquaintances of all sizes and sometimes very odd shapes.
On the first day of this particular spring Moomintroll and his friends Sniff and Snufkin found a Hobgoblin's Hat. They took it home to Moominmamma and Moominpappa, and that was the beginning of unexpected and disturbing events - the kind that always seem to happen in Moominvalley.
Though the Hat cannot be blamed for every perilous adventure encountered by a Moomin that summer, it certainly did have a part in changing Moomintroll's shape so drastically that not one of his friends recognized him. And the scare that poor Muskrat had was directly traceable to that enchanted Hat. But, it had nothing to do with Snork Maiden losing all her hair, or the Hemulen's narroe escape from the strange faceless creatures called Hattifatteners. The Hat wasn't all bad, and the Hobgoblin who owned it turned out to be a good sort when he came to Moominvalley.
Original title: Trollkarlens hatt
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
This work is excerpted in the following works :
Hobgoblin's Hat, the (1950) [Short Story]
Author: Tove Jansson
- The first English edition of this book was titled "The Happy Moomins"