I am hoping someone can help. I have a pattern for a football helmet hat and it starts off in the round but when you start the stripes, you knit around then purl back. I end up with the non-stripe needles being taller than the needles where the stripes are. I have tried this pattern several different ways and am having no luck. I had someone look at it for me who has been knitting for years and she thinks something is wrong with the pattern. Would anyone be willing to look at it for me? I can email or fax the pattern. I would greatly appreciate it.