Tonight I finally settled on which hat I would use for my Christmas hat. I had purchased a few hats at an antique shop last month, but decided to play around with my Santa hat instead. Not only was it less expensive, but it would be fun to wear around the holidays. I started by reviewing serial and parallel circuit and creating some documentation of both and show why I chose serial circuits for this project. I played with conductive materials and settled on some jewelry wire for this part of my hat.
Came to a good stopping point and now have a 3 green LED's wired in parallel powered by a coin cell battery housed in a switched battery holder. Can't wait to start Phase 2.