You can count the ch1 as a st or you can actually do a sc in the first st of the new round. If you do a sc, don't count the ch1. If you don't do a sc, do count the ch1.
That a sweet hat.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper