How do I "purl back 6 stitches"
I am following this pattern for a newborn hat from "With A Tangled Skein-Whale Tail Newborn hat" and R19 says Purl back 6 stitches and turn. I am not sure what to do here. I wrote to the author, but she is due any day and I don't expect to hear from her soon.
I have been working this pattern in the round and everything has worked out to this point. Do I purl in the next 6 stitches in the same direction I have been going in? If I am supposed to go back in the opposite direction, do I turn the work first?
Any help would be great.