I'm knitting a hat that requires ribbing all over it. When doing ribbing in the round, I can knit easily (I pass the right needle through the part of the stitch facing me from back to front and knit), but purling is harder. To purl, I pass the right needle through the back part of the stitch, the part not facing me, (as if knitting through the back), and drag the needle to the front of the stitch to open some space for it, and then purl it.
Is there a way to purl where you can use the back side of the stitch? (I apologize if the description of the process is unclear; knitting is hard to describe through writing