Piecemakers® needles are my "goto" brand when creating dolls and crafts. They have clean eyes which makes them easy to thread, they are sharp so they can pierce through the fabric with ease & are strong and sturdy which means they'll last a very long time.
A few suggested uses:
basic construction (use whenever I suggest a basting needle in my patterns)
sculpting features on dolls
attaching button eyes & beads to the face of a small dolls & ornaments